Curriculum Vitae

Figure of the Rio Yaqui Basin created using ArcGIS

Educational Background:

PhD, 2009, Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University.
Doctoral Dissertation: "Integrated Hydrologic-Economic-Institutional Water Model for the Rio Yaqui basin, Sonora, Mexico".

MS, 2008, Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Master Report: "Integrated Water Resources Management for the Yaqui Basin, Sonora, Mexico".

MS, 2003, Geology, University of Sonora. Hermosillo, Mexico
Master Degree Thesis: "Determining Heavy Metals in Water and Sediment near a sulphide mine: El Tecolote" .

BS, 2001, Geology, University of Sonora. Hermosillo, Mexico
Magna cum Laude


Awards & Achievements:

Outstanding Student Paper Award from the Hydrology section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall Meeting 2009.

One out of eleven selectees of the Synthesis Summer Institute for the Northeast Consortium for Hydrologic Synthesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2008.

Outstanding Student Paper Award from the Hydrology section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall Meeting 2007.

Recipient of first place award at the National Conference of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for Graduate Poster Competition.2007.


Professional Experience

Asisstant Professor, Lake Superior State University (LSSU). School of Physical Sciences. 2012- Present.

Environmental Project Manager. TriMedia Environmental and Engineering. 2010 - 2012

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Northern Michigan University. Department of Geography. 2010

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, City University of New York (CUNY) - The City College of New York (CCNY), Environmental Cross-Roads Initiative. 2009.

Graduate Research Assistant,Michigan Technological University (MTU), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 2004 - 2009

Environmental Engineer, Upper Peninsula Engineers & Architects. 2007- 2009

Geologist Assistant, Penoles, 2002

Geologist Assistant, La Herradura Mine, 2000