Ms. Alanis earned her degree from Rice University in Environmental Science in 2020 and works for GSI as an Environmental Scientist. Her undergraduate research in Earth Science involved X-ray diffraction analysis of Icelandic rock and sediment samples to inform geologic site models. She has field work experience through the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, the Texas Clean Rivers Program, and the Seagrass Sampling Program. As an undergraduate student she was involved as a college Eco-Rep where she led ongoing sustainability initiatives on the college dorm level to promote a more environmentally aware living space.