MARGARET GARCIA

My research focuses on socio-hydrologic modeling to understand the impact of water resources management policies and infrastructure on structuring the feedbacks between social and hydrologic systems. I am interested in understanding the conditions that facilitate and impede adaptive management.


EDUCATION

PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Tufts University

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Los Angeles (2012)

Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College (2007)

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Lafayette College (2007)


AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

Young Scientist Summer Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (2014)

Summer Policy Colloquium Fellowship, American Meteorological Society (2013)

NSF IGERT Fellowship in Water Diplomacy, Tufts University (2012)

Intellectual Citizenship Award, Lafayette College (2007)

Carroll Phillips Bassett Prize outstanding senior, Civil Engineering, Lafayette College (2007)

EPA P3 Award — As project manager of EWB Lafayette (2006)

Phi Beta Kappa Member (2006)

Tau Beta Pi Member (2004)

Marquis Scholarship, Lafayette College (2003)

Engineer In Training, State of Pennsylvania (2006)

LEED Accredited Professional (2008)


skills

Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering, System Dynamics Modeling, Institutional Analysis, Semi-Structured Interviewing, the IRB process, Graphics, MATLAB, ArcGIS, Python (beginner), VBA, Vensim, AutoCAD, and Adobe Illustrator.


research needs

  • Interface design
  • Simulation game development
  • Data visualization