Sara Davila

MIT Department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Undergraduate institution: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Faculty mentor: Sai Ravela
Research Supervisor: Dr. Natalie Boehnke, Antonio Barberio

Website: LinkedIn


I am a third year Civil Engineering student pursuing a minor in Environmental Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). I was born and raised in the city of Mercedes, which is located deep in South Texas. My research interests include natural disaster resilience, specifically, hurricane storm surge coastal mitigation. My goal is to design resilient cities that can not only withstand any natural hazard but can also utilize that energy to improve the adaptability of structures and infrastructure. I enjoy running, hiking, bike riding, being with my family and watching sitcoms.