Lieutenant Commander Durika is a native of northern Virginia. She attended Carnegie Mellon University on an NROTC scholarship and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She will graduate in August 2015 from Old Dominion University with a Masters in Engineering Management.
Lieutenant Commander Durika�s first tour was at NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic where she served as Production Officer at Naval Air Station Oceana from 2004-2006. She joined the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FORTY where she served as Operations Officer Detail Guam, Water Well Officer-in-Charge and Officer-in-Charge for the Seabee Detachment deployed in support of the inaugural Africa Partnership Station.
In April 2008, Lieutenant Commander Durika reported to NAVFAC Pacific, where she served as Aide to the Commander. She reported to NAVFAC Hawaii in October 2009 as the Assistant Regional Engineer Action Officer. Following two years in Hawaii, Lieutenant Commander Durika served as the Deputy Public Works Officer for Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa for one year.
Prior to assuming command of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit TWO ZERO TWO in July 2015, Lieutenant Commander Durika was the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division Director for Public Works Department Naples, Italy from July 2011 to July 2014.
Lieutenant Commander Durika is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is Level Two contract certified under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act. Her personal decorations include Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and various campaign, unit, and service awards.