Katarena Matos

Doctoral student
Katarena doing field work next to a creek and yellow orange plants.


I did my BSc and MSc in Hydrology from the University of Arizona in 2016 and 2018 respectively. During my master’s I focused on characterizing the hydrologic response of three large-scale artificial hillslopes in the Landscape Evolution Observatory at Biosphere 2. I have been a PhD student at the University of Nevada, Reno since January 2023 and my advisor is Scott Allen. My PhD work focuses on landscape-scale evapotranspiration partitioning across a wide range of ecosystems in the US. I grew up in Puerto Rico and during my free time, I enjoy taking care of my house plants or prepping my car for the next car camping adventure.