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Department of Geography

Roman-Rivera Receives Summer Internship Sponsored by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Mayra Roman-Rivera, a PhD student in the Geography Department at USC, has received one of the two Nearshore Field Methods Internship sponsored by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) for this summer.

Ms. Roman-Rivera, who is advised by Dr. Jean Ellis, will work with Drs. Steve Elgar and Britt Raubenheimer and learn about nearshore field studies, issues and benefits of field deployments as well as the use of in situ instrumentation such as current profilers, current meters, and pressure gauges. In addition to hands-on participation in the fieldwork, Ms. Roman-Rivera will participate in discussions and informal lectures about experimental design, field techniques, instrument selection, and data quality control with mentors, graduate students, and postdocs. Ms. Roman-Rivera was selected by a committee including Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists and a director from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.