Yahaira D. Álvarez
University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
Yahaira D. Álvarez Gandía is an undergraduate student from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (UPRM) majoring in Geology with a curricular sequence in Natural Resources. Her passion and drive revolve around the natural world that surrounds her, and her goal is be a marine geologist with a focus on ocean conservation. Yahaira has also been an active participant in the UPRM Geology Department, assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane María and serving as Secretary of the Student Geological Society. She is currently a research assistant working on a collaborative project with UPRM, the Natural Hazards Center, and the U.S. Geological Survey to produce education and outreach materials on landslide hazards and to develop strategies to engage the residents of Puerto Rico in landslide risk reduction.