Isabel Gonzalez

M.A. Student

My research interests are past tropical climate dynamics in Mesoamerica. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala. Subsequently, I worked as a climate change researcher in the Department of Research and Meteorological Services at the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH). During my time at INSIVUMEH, I conducted climate research using various types of data across different time scales. It was during this period that I was first trained and introduced to Dendrochronology in a project in collaboration with Colorado State University (CSU). My current research focuses on investigating new species in the tropical lowlands, aiming to establish their suitability for studying past climate variability and change in Mesoamerica.