Fernanda Cruz Rios

Fernanda is a postdoctoral associate in the Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Pittsburgh). Architect by background, she received her PhD in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University in 2018. Her main research focus is Circular Economy in the Built Environment. Other research interests are life cycle assessment; building design and its influence in occupants’ health, happiness, and productivity; and equity and diversity in nontraditional industries and higher education.

Fernanda’s from a magical place called Salvador, Brazil. Her hometown hosts the largest crowd party in the world! Her favorite food is a typical Brazilian dish called “feijoada”, and the craziest thing she’s ever done was going hang gliding in Rio!

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