Team

Learn more about the team of graduate and undergraduate students who I work with! If you're a dynamic, dedicated prospective graduate student interested in disaster risk, please see current openings in my group in the opportunities page.

MS students

Lindsey Rotche

Geography, expected graduation Summer 2022

Lindsey Rotche is a master’s 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. Her current thesis work involves mapping and modeling avalanche hazard. She also works on the USGS consequence driven earthquake scenario selection project. 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.

Pratistha Sharma

Geography, expected graduation Spring 2023

Pratistha Sharma is a master’s student at the University of New Mexico in the Geography and Environmental Studies program. Her research interest includes working on the environmental issues , analyzing the climate data, hazard and disasters, GIS technology, and other remote sensing techniques. She is currently working on the USGS consequence-driven earthquake scenario selection project with Dr. Lin. In her free time she enjoys listening music and singing, hiking, sports, yoga and meditation.

Undergraduate students

Anistasia Baca

Statistics major and Env Sci minor, expected graduation Spring 2023

Anistasia Baca is an undergraduate studying Statistics with a minor in Environmental Science at the University of New Mexico. At the university, she is a Woodward and a McNair scholar. Her academic interests include the increase of hazard events (specifically wildfires) with climate change, the impact of climate change on communities, data analysis, and modeling. Currently, she is working with Dr. Lin on the NSF post wildfire flooding project. Some things she enjoys doing are, hot yoga, rock climbing, hiking, reading, making playlists, and road trips.

Cassandra Huneau

Geography major, expected graduation Spring 2023

Cassandra Huneau is an undergraduate student studying Geography with a minor in Sustainability Studies at the University of New Mexico. She is also a member of the University of New Mexico Honors College. Her academic and research interests include hazards and risk, climate change, hydrology, droughts, and remote sensing and other forms of GIS technology. She is currently working on the disaster games project with Dr. Lin. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, road trips, yoga, and geocaching.


Savannah Tapia

Environmental Engineering major, expected graduation Fall 2023

Savannah Tapia is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Her research interest includes working with environmental issues of climate change, water resources, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She is currently involved with the CoDESS project with Dr. Yolanda C. Lin, transferring code from the R system to Python for Consequence-driven earthquake scenario. In her free time she enjoys swimming in the ocean, surfing, collecting rocks and seashells, doing ranch work on her ranch, going on hikes, playing guitar, listening to music and collecting records.