Learn more about the team of graduate and undergraduate students who I work with!

PhD students

Lindsey Rotche

Geography, expected graduation 2026

Lindsey Rotche is a PhD student at the University of New Mexico in the Geography and Environmental Studies program with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Her research interests lie in natural hazards and disasters, GIS, global climate change, and cartography.  Outside of academia she works as a ski patrol at Ski Santa Fe.  In her free time, she enjoys biking, backpacking, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, boating, and taking care of her chickens, garden, and pets in Santa Fe.

MS students

Yahaira D. Álvarez 

Geography, expected graduation Spring 2024

Yahaira D. Álvarez is a Master’s student in Geography at the University of New Mexico. Her research interest includes natural hazards, risk reduction and mitigation, and science communication, among others. As an undergraduate student, she has been involved in research regarding atmospherically-induced landslides in Puerto Rico. Yahaira enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, going on road trips, and swimming in the beach; but at the same time, she also enjoys staying at home to take a good nap and watch a movie.

Marisol Meyer Driovínto

Community and Regional Planning, expected graduation Spring 2024

Marisol is a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in the department of Community and Regional Planning.

Undergraduate students

Working on adding new students to the website - check back soon to learn more about our newest undergraduate researchers!

Past group members

Former graduate researchers

Pratistha Sharma

YCL Group Project Assistant, 2021-2022

Geography, MS 

Graduated 2023

Former undergraduate researchers

Madison Cox

YCL Group Undergraduate Researcher, 2022-2024 

Environmental Engineering major 

Expected graduation 2025

Ashley Apodaca

YCL Group Undergraduate Researcher, 2022-2023 

Environmental Science major 

Graduated 2023

Anistasia Baca

YCL Group Undergraduate Researcher, 2021-2023 

Environmental Science major 

Graduated 2023

Cassandra Huneau

YCL Group Undergraduate Researcher, 2021-2022 

Geography major 

Graduated 2023

Savannah Tapia

YCL Group Undergraduate Researcher, 2021-2022

Environmental Engineering major 

Graduated 2024