I have always been a person who believes in a life without limitations or boundaries, and that they're only the ones we choose to believe in. I am currently a double major in Ocean Engineering and Spanish, enrolled in the International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Island and will be graduating this upcoming May 23rd of 2021 as a dual major. I will be continuing my education as a graduate student, because I am not only able to offer my understanding of ocean engineering and utilizing the winds power for energy, but I being a diverse female individual would like to add to the intercultural environment of my university as a Latina woman of color in the STEM field.
As an engineering student I have completed all of my required engineering, science, technology, and mathematics courses. I developed a strong passion for wind renewable energy while doing some research during my undergraduate third year for my professor. I have had a course in designing an offshore wind turbine and understand the importance of an ocean engineer's job ensuring that the offshore structure does not sink, collapse, achieves stability within the marine terrain, corrode, float away, etc. I have performed the tasks and comprehend how important it is to have correct calculations for the location, general design, mooring system, and overall well-being of the offshore wind turbine. I have worked in analyzing the seafloor for the placement of these structures, from going marine coring and determining the strength of the sediment and stability it can provide when designing these structures. I am also using programs such as SWAN to characterize winds and waves in the nearshore environment, as well as XBeach to evaluate sediment transport and coastal erosion. My favorite position of working in the design of offshore wind structures has been marine sediment analysis, developing a mooring system, and working outside in the field. I have taken an offshore structures and design course, and am currently taking a graduate course of waves and storm surges within the ocean. I am preparing myself in the professional field of designing offshore structures by becoming as familiar as I can with the ocean environment and the importance of the heavy forces and loadings a wind turbine must endure to supply energy from the offshore for human development.
I want to invest my energy and time in helping students succeed and feeling encouraged to study and understand what they are learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Rhode Island - Bachelor of Science, Ocean Engineering
Graduate Degree: University of Rhode Island - Master of Science, Ocean Engineering
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