Gigi Pavur

Peter and Crisler Quick Jefferson Fellow
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering


As a member of Dr. Venkataraman Lakshmi’s research group, Gigi is studying hydrology remote sensing with a focus on natural disasters. In 2020, Gigi graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. As an undergraduate, Gigi enjoyed interning at NASA Headquarters and NASA Langley Research Center where she was inspired to pursue a career dedicated to applying space-based Earth observations for environmental research.

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