Victoria Sarmiento is a PhD student in Geography and Urban Studies. Her research centers on Land System Science, with a keen interest in exploring the relationship between environmental change, land use, and socioeconomic dynamics. She has over a decade of professional experience in biology and wildlife management, and she is proficient in GIS and remote sensing techniques, tools essential for environmental studies. Her dissertation centers on the Caribbean region of Colombia, exploring how wetland transformations correlate with extreme weather events like floods and droughts and their subsequent impact on local communities. This study also critically examines how post-disaster policy interventions interact with land use assessing their role in either exacerbating or mitigating the challenges faced by these communities. Victoria's work aims to contribute to the development of effective strategies that can effectively mitigate the negative consequences of environmental change, especially in areas as vulnerable as the Colombian Caribbean.

Faculty Advisor: Victor Gutierrez

Curriculum Vitae

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