Catherine Alvarez

Department Head

M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering


Catherine has her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She also has an M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Caltech and an M.S. in Materials Chemistry from University of Wisconsin Madison.


She worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration while earning her bachelor's degree. Her experience ranges from atmospheric physics to sustainable nanomaterials, but her favorite job was always teaching, tutoring, and doing demonstrations!

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Catherine is from a small town in Colorado and still loves the mountains.