I used to work as a programmer in a software company. After more than three years, I quit.
I decided I wanted a career that allowed me to go outdoors, and not be stuck in front of a computer for hours on end. By some twist of fate, I got myself into graduate school to study geology.
Wait, what? How is that even related to computers? It’s actually not that far off as you’d expect.
For the past few years, I’ve been studying natural hazards such as land subsidence, flooding, landslides, earthquakes and volcanic hazards using tools like remote sensing, GIS, numerical modelling and field analyses. I try to understand how these earth processes affect people and communities, and vice-versa.