Nathalie Tuya
(Environmental Engineering)

Nathalie Tuya is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Engineering at Florida International University with an expected graduation date of May 2021. Her research interests include in-situ remediation, geochemistry, computational modeling, and planetary science.

Prior to becoming a DOE Fellow, Nathalie worked at the United Parcel Service as a Plant Engineering Supervisor, where she gained experience completing environmental compliance audits and managing on-site equipment. She also completed a summer internship with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg Mississippi, where she worked on various numerical hydraulic models to analyze geomorphic changes in the Mississippi River.

Nathalie’s current project involves investigating the effects of wetland conditions at the Savannah River Site on the mobility and attenuation of iodine-129. The objective of this project is to identify the dominant attenuation mechanisms of iodine-129 in the wetlands in order to know which conditions the DOE should monitor to predict potential mobility events.