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Viviana D Diaz, PhD

I am a hydrologist in the Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center. I am a Principal Investigator in projects that focus on carbonate aquifer characterization in Florida. 

I apply a multi-disciplinary approach to sequence stratigraphic studies of the Floridan Aquifer. Current projects incorporate the use of seismic surveys, geophysical logs and core/cutting analysis to understand aquifer properties as they relate to groundwater flow. These studies on aquifer properties provide critical scientific information to aid in developing strategies to protect our drinking water supply.

Professional Experience

  • 2019-present – USGS Hydrologist

  • 2018-2019 – USGS Pathways Recent Graduate Program

  • 2015 – Geoscience Intern, OOGC Exploitation, Occidental Petroleum Co.

  • 2014 – Geoscience Intern, Carbonate Stratigraphy Team, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

Education and Certifications

  • 2018 – Ph.D. Marine Geosciences, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami

  • 2009 – M.S. Geology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW)

  • 2006 – B.S. Geology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez