Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Micaela Pedrazas

Micaela Pedrazas
B.S., Geophysical Engineering with a minor in Humanitarian Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2017
M.S., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2020


I approach different subsurface processes through the integration of various data ranging from large scale (remote sensing, geophysical surveys and well data) to pore scale (laboratory experiments, sandbox experiments). My work quantifies, monitors and sustainably manages Earth's resources such as groundwater. I seek to find innovative solutions to complex problems that can help inform management decisions and benefit people. My current research studies Arctic aquifers using geophysical methods at the University of Texas at Austin.

Current Research Projects

Ice-free lagoon sediment in areas of continuous Arctic permafrost revealed through electrical resistivity imaging

Geo-electrical investigation of hydro-stratigraphy along the Meghna River, Bangladesh

Jackson School of Geosciences for Hydrogeology - Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (2019 - 2019)

Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2019 - 2020)

Off-campus Research Award - University of Texas at Austin (2019 - 2019)

Ivanhoe Fellowship - Ivanhoe Foundation (2019 - 2020)

Wiley Excellence Fund for Hydrogeology - University of Texas at Austin (2018 - 2018)

Excellence Award - Colorado Engineering Council (2017 - 2017)

Ice-free lagoon sediment in areas of ‘continuous’ Arctic permafrost revealed through electrical resistivity imaging, Jackson School of Geosciences Symposium, Austin, TX (2020)

Ice-free lagoon sediment in areas of ‘continuous’ Arctic permafrost, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2019)

Missing ice or faulty eyes?, Jackson School of Geosciences Symposium, Austin, TX (2018)

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