Environmental Justice, Social Justice, Climate Change, Sustainability, Resilience, Placemaking
She is the Urban Planner/Zoning Administrator and Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Dumfries, Virginia and serves on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission Waste Management Board. She is a member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, and the Congress for New Urbanism.
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.
Her other experience includes serving as a Crime Scene Investigator for the Prince William County Police Department in Northern Virginia, and as a Death Investigator for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Northern Virginia and similarly for the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office in Houston, Texas. She has also worked as a Forensic Exhibit Specialist for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and as a Faculty Associate for Arizona State University.
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. The forensic details are all taken from actual experience.
INTS 334 - Environmental Justice
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.