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“I love when a client presents us with their challenges and goals for a project. It’s really rewarding to work through the issues as a team to find the best solution and ultimately seeing how our work helps our clients.”

Katherine Davila Olmo

Associate Geologist

Katherine Davila Olmo is a standout Associate Geologist based in GES’ Puerto Rico office where she’s worked with a number of energy clients throughout the Caribbean. Katherine’s role provides her with a steady blend of work in the office and out in the field. Her experience includes planning and coordination of field events, data collection and review, site investigations, technical report development, permitting, and oversight of Phase II assessments in the field. Beyond her technical experience, Katherine continues to build upon her strengths in client service, emerging as a trusted partner and consultant to some of GES’ largest clients.  

Katherine’s unique problem solving skills have landed her roles on some challenging projects outside of Puerto Rico.  She’s worked on several complex environmental sites in the Dominican Republic where she was tested both professionally and personally as she learned how to navigate the regulatory and cultural hurdles that come along with working in another country.

Katherine has always been an environmentally conscious person, and she has pursued her passion through her study, travel, and work experience. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. Her undergraduate studies included internships with the University of Notre Dame working on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the USDA Farm Service agency in Spokane, Washington. Katherine went on to complete a master’s degree in Geosciences with a focus in Hydrogeology at Colorado State University. There Katherine was awarded with the Colorado Ground Water Association’s Harlan Erker Memorial Scholarship and was a National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow.  She is currently a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

Did You Know?

Katherine enjoys the outdoors and the many activities that the island of Puerto Rico has to offer like hiking and going to the beach. She stays active by taking yoga classes and running, and one day hopes to complete a marathon. But, what she really likes to do is travel the world, taking in different landscapes and experiencing new cultures. Katherine is a trip to Antarctica shy of visiting all seven of the world’s continents.