Portrait of Shaye Palagi
PhD Candidate
Civil Systems • Engineering for Developing Communities
428 UCB
ECCE 153
Boulder, CO 80309-0428

Shaye's current research is focusing on how construction and planning decisions are managed in post-disaster relocation projects. She focuses on relocation projects set in motion by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, specifically around Tacloban City. Her work is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a United States Agency for International Development Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Fellowship. Shaye is also an officer in the Montana Air National Guard as a RED HORSE civil engineer. She grew up in Montana but after getting her bachelors at CU and sticking around for several years more, she’s come to call Colorado home.

Education

  • MS in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2017 

    • Certificate: Engineering for Developing Communities 

  • BS in Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2015

    • Minor: Religious Studies

    • Certificate: Peace and Conflict Studies 

Awards

  • USAID/OFDA Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Fellow, 2017

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2017

  • University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science Graduate Student Mentor Award, 2017

  • University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Graduate Assistantship, 2015

  • University of Colorado Boulder Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Doctoral Assistantship for Excellence Award, 2015