Alejandra Ortiz

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ortiz is interested in coastal evolution during rising sea levels. Dr. Ortiz uses numerical modeling, remote sensing, lab-based physical modeling, and fieldwork to better understand how different coastal environments are changing over the next 100 years (and have already changed). Some of her previous work has involved the investigation of the processes driving large-scale land loss on the Mississippi Delta, understanding how atolls and reef islands form and evolve, and looking at the interactions and feedbacks between vegetation and coastal evolution (ecogeomorphology).

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Education

B.A. 2010

Geosciences and Classical Civilizations

Wellesley College

M.S. 2012

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Ph.D. 2015

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Grants

Quantifying Interior Coastal Marsh Loss along North Carolina at Mackay Island and Roanoke Marsh
NCSU NC Space Grant Consortium(7/01/17 - 4/01/18)