Raquel Lugo Bendezú
Natural Hazards Center
Raquel Lugo Bendezú is a geology student at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez. Raquel works as an undergraduate research assistant, developing educational materials to engage the residents of Puerto Rico in landside risk reduction efforts as part of a collaborative project with the Natural Hazards Center, the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, and the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition, she has worked as a research assistant for the Tsunami Program of the Educational Division of Puerto Rico Seismic Network where she used GIS to update tsunami evacuation signs. Raquel is passionate about using art and design to advance science education and helping communities reduce the risks posed by natural and environmental hazards. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones and participating in outdoor activities.