Julio Herrera-Estrada


¡Hola a todos y todas! Hi everyone! I’m originally from Mexico City, Mexico where I lived prior to moving to the US in 2008. I went to college at Columbia in New York City where I majored in Applied Math after a long, winding road passing through several majors in the Engineering School. After graduating in 2012, I came to Princeton for my PhD in Environmental Engineering, where I do research on the physical mechanisms behind droughts, and how they may be affected by climate change. I also study the impacts of droughts on water, energy, and food resources, and the policies that can be implemented to achieve sustainable development. When I’m not in the E-Quad, I like going out for runs around campus and Lake Carnegie, as well as swimming, and playing soccer and tennis. I also enjoy dancing, especially salsa, and going to live jazz, rock, and house music concerts. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you, so don’t hesitate to say hello (or ¡hola!) and chat about your day, cool things you’ve learned, or whatever’s on your mind. Also, feel free to let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or would like suggestions of fun things to do in NYC – I’m more than happy to help in whatever way I can!

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: jherrera@princeton.edu