PhD Candidate in Understanding and Managing Extremes.
Diego studied Civil Engineering at the University of Costa Rica (B.Sc), where he worked as a research assistant in the Structural Testing Laboratory of the university, developing experimental work on different materials and structures. He obtained his Master's degree (M.Sc.) in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards - Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE), with Distinction, completing his courses at IUSS Pavia and developing his graduation thesis in cooperation with DE-Risc Lab at University College of London (UCL), this work focused on direct loss-based design procedures for base-isolated structures. On the professional side, Diego worked as a Structural Design Engineer and Structural Inspector for a private firm in Costa Rica, overseeing a wide range of structural projects in Latin America and Africa.