Catyana Falsetti is the Learning and Knowledge Exchange Manager for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She works assisting with Capacity Development, RKE, and Strategy & PMEL in the creation of learning products from research findings across WRI.

To enhance WRI's ability to share knowledge, Catyana has helped identify the needs internally and externally for knowledge sharing. With input from the global team, she helped re-design the learning platform to allow for online training courses, tools, and other capabilities.

Prior to joining WRI, Catyana taught courses at George Mason University in Sustainable Development, Science communication, and Environmental Justice. She has also taught courses at Arizona State University and to the Bata Police force in Equatorial Guinea.

Catyana worked as the Urban Planner/Zoning Administrator and Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Dumfries, Virginia, and served on the Northern Virginia Regional Commission Waste Management Board. She holds a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University and a Master of Forensic Science from George Washington University. Catyana is a doctoral candidate in Sociology studying how diversity in community leadership impacts investments to create more sustainable, safe, and equitable cities at George Mason University.

Previously, Catyana worked as a forensic artist, forensic exhibit specialist, and crime-scene investigator, where she focused on identifying unidentified decedents.

Catyana is also assisting with the online courses for UrbanShift.