Ana Rivera

  • Ph.D.

  • Email: rivera59@msu.edu
  • Geography Building
    673 Auditorium Rd.
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Areas of interest: urban geography, urban climate, environmental design, urban heat islands, extreme heat weather events.
Ph.D.

Research Synopsis:

Ana Lucrecia Rivera is a Ph.D. student with interests in the application of geospatial technology to research urban geography, urban climate, and extreme heat weather events. She holds an M.A in Geography from San Jose State University (SJSU), an M.Sc in Environmental Systems from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and a B. Arch from Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM). She was a GIS Assistant at Stanford Geospatial Center, and a Production Specialist at former Google’s subsidiary, Terrabella.

Ana is consistently active and productive in applied science projects of diverse nature applying a knowledge-based approach. During 2017, she was a GIS Assistant at the Meteorology Department producing maps for the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Science Team (HAQAST). She has also collaborated with UC Berkeley – College of Environmental Design and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ana has also collaborated with the Mexican Government, through ITESM’s GIS Lab, as a Research Assistant assessing the impact of Hurricane Alex in Monterrey using aerial and terrestrial Lidar, and through the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), developing cartographic products for the State of Coahuila Territorial Ordinance.

As with teaching experience, Ana was a GIS instructor at the GIS Education Center (City College of San Francisco), a lecturer at the Urban Planning Department, and a GIS instructor for the City of San Francisco. She has also been an instructional student assistant for the Urban Planning and Geography Departments at San Jose State University