Erin Cavazos joined the River Authority in 2014 as an engineer working on the FEMA Flood Mapping and Risk MAP projects, Watershed Masterplans, and Region L. In 2017 she became a Senior Engineer, supervising the team working on the H&H models, Floodplain Mapping Updates, Risk MAP, Flood Mitigation Planning, Water Resource initiatives, and Nature Based solutions. As the Ecological Engineering Manager, Erin leads teams focused on Community Planning, Predictive Modeling, Water Quality Modeling, Water Resources, and Floodplain Management.
Erin obtained her BSE in Civil Engineering from Tulane University and her MSc in Water Science, Policy, and Management from Oxford University. She served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic and is fluent in Spanish. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Floodplain Manager. Erin also serves on the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies as a co-chair for the Floodplain Management Committee. In her spare time, Erin enjoys hiking, reading, and raising her two handsome boys.