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Collin Ortals

Research Associate

Collin Ortals is a Research Associate with the Natural Systems Modeling team. Prior to joining the Institute, Ortals carried out research with Jorge Abad, Ph.D. and the Center for Research and Education of the Amazonian Rainforest (CREAR) in the Amazon River Basin, leading to interest and success within the fields of geographic information systems (GIS) and hydraulics. He has previously worked on large FEMA floodplain studies that involved data management and numerical modeling. Collin earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.