I am Milena and I love creating and building things. (Therefore, I became a civil engineer.)
My current work is focused on pavement sustainability. I am working on Sustainable Pavements Program in FHWA. In this role, I am developing methods for quantification of sustainability of pavements (LCA, LCCA, engineering performance) and integrating economic, environmental and social aspects into the decision-making.
I got my Ph.D. from Washington State University, where I have:
• Developed expertise in concrete durability, characterization, numerical modeling & ND testing
• Led 5 research projects for industry clients in the US worth ~$500,000
• Published 5 peer-reviewed journal articles, 15+ technical reports, and gave 6 conference presentations
Aside from work, I practice creative writing. In 2016 I was Quora Top Writer and my work was featured in Inc., Huffington Post, Apple News, Lifehacker etc.
In my free time, I enjoy yoga, reading, outdoor activities.