CW3E Welcomes Adolfo Lopez Miranda

December 1, 2022

Adolfo Lopez Miranda joined CW3E as a lab tech and field assistant in December 2022. This past June he graduated from UC San Diego with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Adolfo has been involved with CW3E since the summer of 2021, when he was an intern on the field team. His project that summer was to develop a telemetry system for stations in a hydroclimate network in California’s Sierra Nevada. He developed open-source code that will be executed by a microcontroller that will automatically record the data via a serial port of an environmental data logger, and upload hourly text files to a web server. The data files are retrievable and can then be stored on databases located at the Scripps.

His experience as an intern enhanced his perspective on environmental processes and sustainability, and how such factors impact communities in society. As a first-generation Mexican-American that grew up in an inner city, these newfound views allowed him to share his experiences in similar communities and become an advocate for research on environmental topics and improving sustainability. All in all, Adolfo is ecstatic to be a part of the field team and begin his career at CW3E.