Environmental Justice, Social Justice, Climate Change, Sustainability, Resilience, Placemaking, Government Policy
Catyana was the Urban Planner/Zoning Administrator and Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Dumfries, Virginia and served on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission Waste Management Board.
Previously, Catyana worked as a forensic artist and investigator around the country. She was employed by the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale Florida as a full-time Forensic Artist. There she focused on the identification of unidentified decedents through post mortem image development and facial reconstructions.
Catyana has also taught courses at Arizona State University and to the Bata Police force in Equatorial Guinea on the continent of Africa.
Her first novel, “Facing Death”, was inspired by her work as a forensic artist and death investigator in the Washington, D.C. area.
- Consultant on National Institute of Justice funded research (2014-DN-BX-K005) examining CT scans in relationship to soft tissue features for accuracy of facial approximation.
INTS 334 - Environmental Justice
INTS 210 - Sustainable World
INTS 301 - Science in the News
BIS 390 - Individualized Study
BIS 490 - Individualized Study - Senior Project
Catyana R. Skory Falsetti received her formal education in history and anthropology from the State University of New York at New Paltz; she then completed the Master’s Degree in Forensic Sciences from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She received a second Master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University and completed an internship at the United Nations Population Fund in New York.
She has also had training from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Catyana is currently a doctoral student in Sociology at GMU.