Carli is pursuing a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Carli’s current research addresses the broad challenge of quantifying the impacts of wildfires on hydrologic responses in watersheds in the west. She is assisting in the design and creation of a laboratory wildfire and rainfall simulator, leading a field campaign and modeling effort to resolve the importance of terrain slope, rainfall intensity, and burn severity on runoff and sediment loading. The outputs from the laboratory effort will be used to constrain watershed-scale simulations across the west. Carli completed her BS in mechanical engineering in 2018 from the University of Iowa. She participated in several study abroad programs focused on improving water quality in rural communities, notably visiting India and Mexico. These projects inspired her to study civil engineering and water resources.