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Krista Nordback



Krista Nordback has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Geological Engineering) from the University of Minnesota.

In the past, Krista has worked as a consulting geotechnical engineer specializing in tunnels and dams. She has obtained her Colorado Professional Engineer’s License (Registration No. 37322) and served 5 years in the City of Boulder's Citizen Transportation Advisory Board.


Krista’s specific area of interest is Bicycle Transportation.  She is currently working on a research project that aims to estimate bicycle miles traveled in Boulder, Colorado and assessing bicycle safety.  She previously authored the paper “Automated Bicycle Counts: Lessons from Boulder”.

Non-research highlights
also holds the following memberships:

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter Vice-President
  • Active Communities Transportation (ACT) Research Group Secretary
  • WTS Colorado Member
  • ASCE Student Chapter Member
  • Chi Epsilon Member


Krista Nordback, PE

PhD Candidate                                                                                                                                        Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems                                                                                        Department of Civil Engineering                                                                                                              University of Colorado Denver                                                                                                                                                                                                        Office:  303-556-5247                                                                          | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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