Katrina Ramirez-Meyers is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering focusing on grid modeling and global energy access. After college, Katrina joined the US Peace Corps to serve as a high school math teacher in Sierra Leone. While facilitating education and community development in a town with limited access to electricity and running water, Katrina observed the importance of energy technology in all development efforts. After completing her Peace Corps service, she returned to Texas to study energy systems modeling, barriers and solutions to global energy access, and engineering education.
Katrina Ramirez-Meyers is originally from Houston, Texas and in her free time she’s enjoys visiting with friends and family and being active outdoors.
Katrina has previously worked on the following research topics:
• Designing low-cost, environmentally benign battery materials
• Energy systems modeling and optimization
• Electricity grid resilience
B.A., Mathematics, Goucher College, 2011