Joel is a PhD student in Geophysics at CU Boulder. He was a McNair scholar, TRIO peer mentor and LSAMP ambassador at Boise State University, where he studied Geology and Applied Mathematics. His research interests include remote sensing of subsidence and determining what role it has played in recent flooding events, particularly relating to coastal megacities. Joel conducts research using Satellite radar and high resolution optical imagery. When not conducting research, Joel reads for fun and collects hobbies.
Joel acted as graduate student mentor to Efram Aredo.