Cyndi V. Castro

Hello! I am a PhD Candidate studying the integration of hydrological, societal, and environmental processes through trans-disciplinary research approaches at the University of Houston. I will start an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in January 2022.
My research examines the role of water in coupled natural and human-influenced systems. I study the consequences of environmental and societal stressors through a mixed-methods approach, including geomatics, social sciences, remote sensing, systems-thinking, hydrological modeling, and stakeholder-driven mental mapping. By approaching human-influenced watersheds as a complex system, I investigate emergent phenomena that exist at the convergence between social equity, environmental justice, climate resiliency, and natural disaster mitigation.