"I am a fifth year geology PhD student in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston. I was awarded a BAFTX award during my junior year in this same department. It was the first award for which I was nominated and I was so happy to have won the award. Shortly after this, I started working with my current PhD advisor. I would describe myself as a marine geologist, with a specialty in sedimentology. My dissertation research focuses on the study of sedimentary processes and sediment distribution in fjords of the Antarctic Peninsula. In the future, I want to continue working on similar research, not only in Antarctica but also in the Texas Gulf Coast. I also want to teach earth science and environmental geology at college level. What brought me into geology was the curiosity to understand the processes that shape this planet, and during all this time I have never ceased to be amazed by the natural world. I hope one day I can transmit this sentiment to others." 

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