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Bazán-Arias, N. Catherine


N. Catherine Bazán-Arias, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

Cathy Bazán-Arias 











  • B.S. Civil Engineering, 1992, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, 1994, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, 1999, University of Pittsburgh

Work Experience 

  • DiGioia, Gray & Associates, LLC, 2008- present
  • GAI Consultants, Inc., 1996-2008
  • Trimark Engineers, 1995-1996
  • University of Pittsburgh, 1992-1996
  • Paul C. Rizzo, Associates, 1992  

ASCE Involvement 

  • Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice (CAP3), corresponding member, 2004 to present
  • Geo-Strata magazine, editor, 2005 to present
  • Civil Connection online magazine, columnist
  • Geotechnical Group, Past Chair 2003-2004, Pittsburgh Section
  • Director, 2003-2006, Pittsburgh Section
    • Younger Member Forum, Educational Outreach, Newsletter Editor
  • Engineers without Borders, national and Pittsburgh member, 2007 to present

Other Volunteer Activities 

  • American Cancer Society Board of Directors, Greater Pittsburgh Unit, 2006 to present
  • WQED Community Advisory Board, 2005 to present
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ National Advisory Council, 2006 to present
  • Latin American and Caribbean Heritage Room, Nationality and Heritage Rooms, University of Pittsburgh, 2003 to present