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Mercedes Quintana

Pasadena City College
SCEC intern
About Me Publications
Mercedes Quintana is an intern for SCEC for summer 2021. She is a rising sophomore at Pasadena Community College.

During this summer, Mercedes will be working on mapping the near-field surface fracturing of the 2019 Ridgecrest rupture. This project focuses on utilizing the high-resolution aerial imagery that has remained largely unused up to date; she will characterize the near-field kinematics of the rupture. Because of the remarkably precise way the Ridgecrest earthquake was documented, this will lead to better understanding of the complex nature of earthquakes in Eastern California.

Outside this project, Mercedes enjoys reading fantasy novels, finding the best places to set up a hammock and hunting for the best coffee shops.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Intern (2021 - Present)