Gabriela is a Project Engineer at the Water Research Laboratory. She completed her Bachelor of Environmental Engineering at Unesp - Rio Claro (Brazil) in 2015 with First Class Honours and a Diploma in Marketing in 2017. Her honours thesis focused on investigating hazardous debris flow processes, including detailed watershed susceptibility analysis and numerical modelling of debris flow.
Gabriela has 2 years of experience as an environmental consultant and engineer, principally engaged in landfill remediation. She also has experience in underwater inspections of urban infrastructure assets, managing the entire portfolio of condition assessments and inspection projects applying a detailed analytical approach. Since joining WRL, Gabriela has worked on the quantification and analysis of stormwater discharges at the Port of Newcastle.
As an exchange student at UNSW, supported by the Brazilian government scholarship ‘Science Without Borders’, Gabriela researched the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of cement and concrete production in Australia to accurately estimate the direct and indirect impacts of this widely used construction material.