Asst Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Total mentored projects: 1
Margaret Garcia is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. Garcia received her doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University in 2017. Her research investigates the factors influencing the sustainability and resilience of urban water supply systems by advancing the theory of coupled systems, translating theory into actionable models, and applying these models to support infrastructure planning and policy analysis. She is currently Co-PI of a team assessing the drivers of urban water management change funded by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Garcia has worked with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis through their Young Scientists Summer Program and the Stockholm Environment Institute as a research intern. Garcia has also worked in industry as a civil engineer for Arup in their infrastructure group and volunteered for Engineers Without Borders designing rural water supply systems in Honduras and Peru.