Diana Di Leonardo

Research Scientist: Water Resources

Diana Di Leonardo is a Research Scientist with The Water Institute of the Gulf in the Physical Processes and Sediment Dynamics Group. She has four years of experience researching and working on the Louisiana coast as part of Mead Allison’s research group at Tulane University. Di Leonardo also spent two years at Tulane working with a research group that builds lab scale delta models.

Prior to arriving in Louisiana, Di Leonardo explored the Oregon and Washington coasts for her Master’s research. She participated in hundreds of nearshore survey transects to track sandbar migration and demarcate flood maps. These rocky coast environments provide a fascinating contrast to Louisiana’s marshes.

She earned her BA in Geosciences from Hamilton College and her MS in Geology from Oregon State University.

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