Joaris Hernandez

Joaris Hernandez
B.S, Geology , Undergraduate

Cohort Level: Cohort - V

Career Goal: Once I graduate with my bachelor's degree in geology, my career goal is to start a job with the USGS and continue studies in a graduate school in the United States. I plan to create a Master's degree in meteorology and combine it with research in paleoclimatology and glaciology.

Expected Graduation Date: May 30, 2023

Degree: B.S Geology

Research Title: Urban/Built-up land cover and Exposure to Coastal Hazards in Puerto Rico

Research Synopsis: Development of a GIS layer of structures/built areas in the inland area from one kilometer of coastline. We 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.