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Julia Bordelon

Graduate student

julia.bordelon@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. Geography and Spanish, Rutgers University

Interests: im/migration, borders, nationalism, political discourse, memory spaces, Latin America

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Jedidiah Dale

Graduate student

jedale@utexas.edu

Education: BA Earth Science, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Geomorphology, geoarchaeology, remote sensing

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William Delgado

Graduate student

wrdelgado@utexas.edu

Education: B.S. Environmental Policy, Georgetown University

Interests: Water Resources, Water Desalination, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Arid Climates, Public Infrastructure

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Audrey Denvir

Doctoral Candidate

audreydenvir@utexas.edu

Education: B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University, M.S. Environmental Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Interests: Human-Environment Interactions, Commodity Chains, Deforestation, Ecosystem Services, Land Use Change, Latin America

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Sara Diamond

Doctoral Candidate

sdiamond@utexas.edu

Education: M.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis

Interests: Conservation Biogeography, Climate Change Adaptation, Gender, Conservation, Human-Environment Interactions, Indigenous and Resource Dependent Communities, Environmental Policy, Amazon Basin, Latin America

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Leila Donn

Graduate student

leiladonn@utexas.edu

Education: B.S. Geology, Sewanee: The University of the South, M.A. Geography, UT Austin

Interests: Remote Sensing, Machine-Learning, GIS, LiDAR, Mesoamerica, Maya, Karst, Soils

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Colin Doyle

Graduate student

csdoyle@utexas.edu

Education: B.S. Environmental Biology, Georgetown University

Interests: Plant-soil interactions, hydrology, geomorphology, remote sensing, GIS, sustainable development

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Sisimac Duchicela

Doctoral Candidate

sisaduch@utexas.edu |
RLP 3.306, Cubicle #23

Education: B.S. Biology, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador; M.S. Conservation Ecology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Interests: Biogeography, Land Change Science, Ecology of Alpine Vegetation, Human-Environment Interactions, Mountain Ecosystems

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Amelia Eisenhart

Doctoral Student

amelia.sosnowski@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.160

Education: MS Geoscience, Graduate GIS Certificate, BS Biology: Conservation, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Interests: Human-environment interactions, remote sensing, human rights, migratory populations, pastoralism, violent conflict and the environment, indigenous livelihoods, dynamic spatial modeling, science communication

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Sara Eshleman

Doctoral Student

eshlemansa@gmail.com

Education: B.S. Environmental Biology, Georgetown University, M.A. Geography and the Environment, UT Austin

Interests: Biogeography and macrosystems biology, historical ecology, human-environment interactions, spatial analyses, remote sensing of tropical environments

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Aaron Groth

Ph.D. Candidate/ Assistant Instructor

aaron.a.p.groth@utexas.edu |
RLP 3.412

Education: MA Geography, University of Missouri-Columbia

Interests: Human-Environment Interactions, Indigenous and Resource Dependent Communities, Cultural/Political Ecology, Conservation, Latin America

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Brendan Hoover

Doctoral Student, Research Assistant

brendanhoover@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.160

Education: Doctoral Student, The University of Texas

Interests: GIS, Remote Sensing, Movement Ecology, Trajectory Analysis (Human and Animal)

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Daniel Levine

Graduate student

dslevine@utexas.edu |
CLA 3.420

Education: B.S. Environmental Science (Geographical Sciences), University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Vegetation Ecology, Remote Sensing, Savannas, Central Texas, Botswana

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Alexander Marden

Graduate student

axmarden@gmail.com

Education: B.S. Geography, Pennsylvania State University

Interests: Vegetation ecology, conservation, human-environment interactions, remote sensing, savanna ecosystems

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Preston McLaughlin

Graduate Student / Teaching Assistant

prestonmclaughlin@utexas.edu |
3.400B/Workstation #14

Education: B.A. Geography, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Hydro-Geomorphology, Sediment Transport, Land Use Change, Human-Environment Interactions, Coastal Processes, GIS

Suzanne Nimoh

Graduate student

suzanne.nimoh@utexas.edu |
RLP 3.306, Cubicle #25

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Francisco Ochoa

Graduate student

fochoa1@utexas.edu

Education: BA Geography, History and Latin American Studies, UT Austin

Interests: Environmental Biophysics, Evapotranspiration, Remote Sensing, Fire, Climate Change

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Danielle Ruffe

Graduate Student

druffe@utexas.edu

Interests: Human-Environment Interactions, Remote Sensing, GIS, Mesoamerica, Land Use Change

Daniel Silva

Graduate student

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Moulay Anwar Sounny-Slitine

Doctoral Student

sounny@utexas.edu |
512-522-7090

Education: BA, BSCE, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: GIScience, Remote Sensing, Geomorphology, Neogeography, Geomorphometry, LiDAR, Hydrology, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development

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Greta Wells

Doctoral Candidate

ghwells@utexas.edu |
CLA 3.400

Education: B.A. Geology; French Studies, Colby College

Interests: Glacial lake outburst floods; glacial geomorphology; hydrochemistry; Quaternary paleoenvironmental change; Arctic and alpine environments; Iceland

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Anais Zimmer

Ph.D. Student

anais.zimmer@utexas.edu

Education: M.S. Environmental Science & Resource Management, National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering, France

Interests: Biogeography, Alpine ecosystem and Periglacial Landscapes, Plant Ecology, Soil, Remote Sensing, Human-Environment Interactions, Tropical Andes, Alps


  • Department of Geography and the Environment

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street, A3100
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712
    512-471-5116