Karina Alventosa

3rd year PhD Candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering

After retiring from a short career as a structural engineer, Karina is now designing and developing a sustainable fire resistant cement and concrete made from metakaolin (calcined kaolin clay) to minimize the carbon dioxide emissions. Karina served as the Communications Director last year and is continuing to serve as the Graduate student representative on the Lake Campus Design Committee and University Priorities Committee. She is working on a variety of Sustainability initiatives on campus such as creation of the Graduate Student EcoReps program, Farmer’s Market Planning, Sustainable Events and furniture re-use schemes. This year, Karina is working to increase student involvement with the GSG and Princeton administration, as well as providing opportunities for students to volunteer, build community, and enhance the graduate student experience.

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