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Engineering,

Katelyn Stenger

Katelyn Stenger is currently a doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia in the Convergent Behavioral Science Initiative. Katelyn founded and led a social justice start-up proposing policy for lead-free water, she worked as a engineer in a construction start-up to design, build, and install the Hudson Yards Project – the largest US real-estate development in the past century, and wants to continue her research to improve sustainability in systems. She researches as an Environmental Resilience Graduate Fellow and focuses on how behavioral science can improve sustainability within systems. Katelyn thrives when researching complex problems and takes an interdisciplinary approach, by bringing seemingly conflicting ideas together to better understand the interactions and components of the problem. In her research, she applies methodologies from engineering and behavioral science to de-tangle the complexity of wicked problems.