Mishel is a PhD student in the Program in Rivers, Watesheds & Landscapes Dynamics at the Department of Geography & GIS, co-advised by Dr. Best and Dr. Cienciala. She is interested in sediment transport, geomorphology and hydrodynamics of rivers.
She received her undergraduate degree from National University of Engineering in Peru as civil engineer, where she developed enthusiasm for hydraulics and hydrology. After some years working for a mining consultancy, she wanted to understand rivers from a more comprehensive perspective. This interest led her to mountain and Amazonian rivers in Peru where, as a research assistant at University of Engineering and Technology, she carried out field measurements. Inspired and motivated by this experience, Mishel decided to pursue MS in River Environments and their Management at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Mishel's research in Peru was focused in the characterization of sediment transport as well as velocity distributions on Madre de Dios river in the context of bank erosion. Her experience also includes flume experiments and remote sensing studying the macroturbulence phenomena in large rivers, as well as exploring the velocity recirculation fields between dunes and their boils emerged on the surface. In her PhD research, she intends to explore the dynamics of Squamish and Lillooet Rivers in British Columbia (Canada), and study the forces that mold them.
Hobbies: dancing, traveling, running, reading, exploring nature and in the looking for new outdoor activities.
- BS Civil Engineering
- MSc River environments and their Management