Portrait of Barbara Johnston
MS Graduate
Civil Systems • Engineering for Developing Communities

Barbara is currently a Civil Engineer with Snyder & Associates, a consulting firm based in the Midwest. Barbara's master's research analyzed the reporting structure in shelter NGOs’ reconstruction work after the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. She explored how such requirements impacted housing project quality and organizations’ decision-making process. She currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband, where they enjoy traveling, working on their new house, and spending time with their family and pets.


  • MS in Civil Engineering (Civil Systems), University of Colorado Boulder, 2014 

  • Certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014 

  • BS in Engineering (Civil), Colorado School of Mines, 2013 

Minor: Humanitarian Engineering


  • Concrete Field Testing Technician 

American Concrete Institute 

  • Engineering Intern (EI) 

State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects


  • Mortenson Center for Engineering for Developing Communities Fellowship, 2014