Isabella Gomes ’25


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project Title

Fine Spatio-temporal Variation in Intra-urban Heat Stress in U.S. Cities

Certificate(s): Urban Studies

The Urban Nexus Lab aims to advance sustainable, healthy and equitable cities through knowledge co-production and nexus modeling of key transboundary infrastructure and food systems. I worked on a project that is assessing fine-scale temperature and humidity data to study variations in intra-urban heat stress in different cities in the United States. My role was to analyze fine-scale air temperature and humidity data downloaded from PurpleAir, a crowdsourced sensor network. Along with data analysis for different U.S. cities, I worked on downloading land surface temperature data from Google Earth Engine to aid the lab’s work on comparing the accuracy of air and land surface temperature observations for determining human heat stress. I hope to continue researching sustainable development and the impacts of climate change on the urban environment.

Internship Year


Project Category

Environment and Society and Urban Sustainability


Urban Nexus Lab, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University - Princeton, New Jersey; Minneapolis, Minnesota


Anu Ramaswami, Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute