About Me: Hello! My name is Albert, I am a first-generation student from the Roaring Fork Valley here in Colorado and am pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering. I enjoy running, hiking, and being outside in the great outdoors. Otherwise, I have a passion for cooking, reading on philosophy, and learning about the wonders of life. I am heavily involved in the College of Engineering and enjoy serving my community.
Research Focus: I joined Dr. Morrison’s research group in the fall of 2019 through the Scott Undergrad Research Experience (SURE) program. I work alongside Matthew Lurtz, a Ph.D. student at CSU, on a multidisciplinary project in the Lower Arkansas River Valley. This project is aimed to quantify the response of riparian vegetation impacted by energy-and-mass balance variables and changes in agricultural practices within an arid climate. My duties have included assisting in field research and construction of stations with various sensors to assist in data collection. I also focus on data and statistical analysis, all while informing myself on the implications and importance of water efficiency, innovative technologies and natural-ecosystem monitoring, wetland conservation, and statistical tools for the benefit of the research and ecological engineers. I am beyond grateful to have this amazing opportunity and am excited to see where my skills from this project will take me later in my career and life.