Julia Cisneros

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  • Ph.D. Student Geology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. Geology, Texas A&M University

I am a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Jim Best. My interests include sedimentology, surface processes, and bedform morphology and dynamics. My research focus is in fluvial dunes and understanding how a variety of factors affects dune morphology in large rivers. In my current research, I travel to the Amazon River, Brazil and the Yellow River, China for river field surveys. Here, I try to gain information of what the dunes look like in these rivers and think about how they might form.

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my dogs whether that be sitting on the porch, going for a hike, or taking long naps. 

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