How to find a postdoc

This is video was initially created by Julia Cisneros for GeoLatinas members on how to start applying for a postdoc. Topic includes: 1. what is a postdoc? 2. Questions to ask yourself to determine if you want a postdoc. 3. Different types of postdocs. 4. How to find a postdoc position. 5. A timeline onContinue reading “How to find a postdoc”

Tips for getting outdoor gear on a budget

The other day I saw this preprint ( on my Twitter that highlights the extreme financial barriers to being a field geoscientist. This paper and the various Twitter threads from the authors made me recall my own experience. I am a geologist. I have a B.S. from Texas A&M University and am currently a PhDContinue reading “Tips for getting outdoor gear on a budget”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Literature Database

On May 31, 2020, AĆ­da Guhlincozzi and I released our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Literature Database through our GeoscienceLearners initiative. GeoscienceLearners is an initiative we created to continue learning how to engage young students interested in Geoscience fields. This initiative has two primary purposes: 1. Through literature engagement and publication, continue learning how to increaseContinue reading “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Literature Database”

I received an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship!

*since publishing this post, Dr. Jeff Nittrouer has transitioned to a position at Texas Tech University A few weeks ago, I received the official notice of my NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, entitled: ‘Morphodynamics of giant dunes in wind and water‘! This award will allow me to continue my interests and research on the morphodynamics of dunes.Continue reading “I received an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship!”

The shape of dunes in the world’s big rivers

This work is part of my PhD and details the shape of dunes in the world’s big rivers. Here, I show that the shape of dunes in these rivers is flatter and smaller than previously thought. This work was recently published in Nature Geoscience. To read a recently published story about this paper see theContinue reading “The shape of dunes in the world’s big rivers”

Geoscience Camp for Girls!

In August 2019, I ran a Geoscience camp for girls in Champaign and Urbana, IL. This camp was meant to foster interest and knowledge in the Geosciences for girls of color and other underrepresented backgrounds. Guided through hands-on activities such as a simulated volcanic eruption, weather balloon deployment, and GIS analyis, the girls conducted aContinue reading “Geoscience Camp for Girls!”