Geological Sciences student Vanessa Herrera is one of three students nationwide to receive a $6000 scholarship from LogicMonitor for Women in STEM, as reported in Business Wire.

“Being a non-traditional, first-generation college student, third-generation immigrant,” said Herrera, “…this scholarship will award me the opportunity to continue to pursue my undergraduate degree in geophysics, as well as the career of my dreams, working as a geophysicist/seismologist collaborating with a team of geoscientists to study seismic events in high-risk areas (i.e., areas with active volcanoes, major/active faults). This will be in an effort to better prepare communities/populations for disastrous events, mitigate seismic hazards, and investigate the probability and extent of future events.”

Earlier this year, Herrera shared about some of the highlights of her experience at San Diego State University so far.

Vanessa Herrera shares about her experience as an SDSU Geological Sciences student