CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System

Priscila Vargas Babilonia

Priscila graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. During her years as an undergraduate, she joined our team at CARICOOS and was involved in water quality research. For her Master’s thesis, she developed a predictive model of fecal bacteria at Rincón with the aim of understanding beach contamination on the island. After finishing her degree, she started collaborating as a student contractor with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center on a coastal vulnerability assessment project in Puerto Rico. She is currently a Physical Scientist at USGS, St. Petersburg, Florida.

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