Bianca Mendez

Bianca Mendez

Cohort V, Undergraduate

B.S, Geology, Undergraduate

Cohort Level: Cohort - V

Career Goal: Once I graduate from my current degree program (bachelor in Geology), I plan to continue graduate studies in the area of Meteorology.

Expected Graduation Date: May 30, 2023

Degree: B.S Geology

Research Title: Urban Landcove and Exposure to Coastal Hazards in Puerto Rico

Research Synopsis: Development of GIS layer of structures/built areas in the inland area from one kilometer of coastline. One will use recent photos (2019) and develop layers of information for the 1950s and 1930s. Thus, we will create an analysis of change over time and a superimposition analysis of current structures with GIS layers of different coastal hazards to address the issue of exposure to coastal hazards in Puerto Rico.

CESSRST Consortium

CESSRST is led by The City University of New York and brings together Hampton University, VA; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PR; San Diego State University, CA; University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD; University of Texas at El Paso, TX.