Katalina Salas is a Research Fellow with GCSE and a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Science and Engineering program at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her current research focuses on how people understand, communicate, and reason about future food and water availability scenarios using scientific data and models. After graduation, she hopes to continue working with bridging science and sustainability to various decision-makers to solve environmental problems faced by marginalized communities through non-profit work or teaching at a 2-year college. She is currently a Graduate Archer Fellow. She serves as the president for UTEPs Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science student chapter and the Association for Women Geoscientists Sun City Chapter. Katalina was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and has become an avid traveler and lover of the outdoors, driving her passion for uniting her community to science, sustainability, native knowledge, and education.