Wildfires can cause major changes throughout a landscape. Understanding and quantifying this geomorphological change is important in predicting mass erosion events, such as potentially deadly debris flows. Working with Dr. Nicole Gasparini gives me the opportunity to study post-fire geomorphology using both field work and numerical modeling components. Even though my research is just beginning, I've already had the advantage of learning different programming languages and how to operate a terrestrial LiDAR system. At Tulane, I have access to all of the tools necessary to become a well-rounded geomorphologist.
Coming from the frigid Northeast, the warm climate in New Orleans is a welcome change! I take advantage of the beautiful weather and scenery along St. Charles Avenue every day when I ride my bicycle to school or around the city to take advantage of the unique festival culture. And the best part of New Orleans festivals is there is something for everyone. Even at the Seafood Festival, a vegetarian like me can find something delicious to indulge in! Graduate school is about balance. Studying at Tulane and living in New Orleans, I feel like part of both the academic and local communities.
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