Heather Desforges

Heather Desforges's Resume


- M.S. Marine Resources Management - Texas A&M University at Galveston - Anticipated graduation date May 2010

- B.S. Ocean and Coastal Resources - Texas A&M University at Galveston - 2010

Heather is specifically interested in environmental planning and coastal resilience and sustainability.  She is expected to graduate from the Marine Resources Management program in may 2010, and hopes to continue her work in one of these fields.

    Heather Desforges

Heather is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores.  Before beginning her research, she was employed as a Regulatory Specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she gained valuable insight and experience which continues to assist her with her current projects.

As a Research Assistant, Heather is working on a project, headed by Dr. William Merrell, which identifies the need for the Houston/Galveston region to devise a comprehensive regional approach to surge suppression.  Their research proposes the creation of a "coastal spine" to protect the increasingly vulnerable region from hurricane storm surge and analyzes the effects and feasibility of such a project.


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