Cyndhia Ramatchandirane

Research Scientist: Applied Geosciences

Cyndhia Ramatchandirane is an applied geoscientist with The Water Institute of the Gulf (the Institute), focused on coastal and river systems. She has eight years of experience examining hydrological and morphological processes in fluvial, tidal marsh, and estuarine environments, primarily across coastal Louisiana.

While at the Institute, Ramatchandirane has participated in and conducted many field data collection campaigns with the Applied Geosciences team (formerly called Physical Processes and Sediment Systems), such as the Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures project and the Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management study. She works closely with the numerical modeling team for field data analysis and incorporation into the models. When Ramatchandirane is not in the field, she provides science communication expertise and support to the Institute across disciplines. She also assists with essential functions for the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana.

Prior to joining the Institute, Ramatchandirane researched Chenier Plain wetland development, with an emphasis on sediment processes along the southwest Louisiana coastal zone. Beyond the Institute, she is Board President at Ripple Effect, a K-12 water-literacy education nonprofit based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ramatchandirane received her M.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Tulane University, and obtained her B.A. degree in Geosciences from Wellesley College.