Dimaris Colón (she/her)

Human Dimensions Technician  


Dimaris Colón is from Puerto Rico. She did her BSc in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. She has a master’s in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, in which her project was on how shoreline changes affect the distribution of marine invertebrates on selected beaches of Puerto Rico. Recently, she obtained a second master’s degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which the project was on the impacts of climate change on barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico, including evaluating anticipated land loss due to sea-level rise and determining the implications of loss of barrier islands for shorebirds.

She currently joined Dayer Human Dimensions Lab in the Spring of 2024 as a contract position with BirdsCaribbean and Virginia Tech, working on project involves how human disturbance affects shorebirds at wetlands in the Caribbean and use social science and community based social marketing (CBSM) approaches understand and potentially changes people’s behavior.