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Mariam Garcia

Pronouns: she/her

Mariam graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy. After taking courses on water resource management and environmental justice, this sparked Mariam’s interest in water security and justice in marginalized communities. She spent her time at UCI as an undergraduate research fellow for Water UCI, an interdisciplinary center that collaborated with the water industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. It was here that she collaborated on an ongoing study pertaining to the social implications of digitally transforming water data and figuring out how to help manage large infrastructure. She spent her senior year as a field management intern, mastering water sampling techniques and learning how to compile and analyze water inlet data for the San Joaquin Marsh and San Diego Creek. After graduating, she spent her summer participating in the University of Washington’s Data Science in Oceanography Program, where she immersed herself in the data science realm by studying and visualizing data pertaining to phytoplankton with respect to depth in Hawaii. As a MEDS student, Mariam hopes to strengthen her data science skills to help restructure water resource management. Mariam’s goal is to help improve water infrastructure in marginalized communities and make water justice and security a reality.

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