Environmental Justice, Social Justice, Climate Change, Sustainability, Resilience, Placemaking
She was 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.
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. She refocused her career to have a greater impact on justice.
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.
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.