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Viviana Mata

2023 Scholarship Winner

Viviana Mata is a dedicated mother of two and a math enthusiast. In addition to her studies, Viviana has volunteered with the East San Jose Community Garden, the South Valley Soccer Club, and a folklorico dance group. She is currently attending CNM in pursuit of a degree in Hydrology. She intends to study the hydro-cycles of Earth and their relationship to biological systems and land formation over time. Her goal is to earn her associate degree in science of engineering and continue her studies at UNM at the School of Engineering, specializing in Civil Engineering for Hydrology.

How will you build a better Albuquerque?
Acquiring a degree in Water Studies will help me to prepare for the work ahead. It will help me to contribute to projects concerning stormwater mitigation, the flow of surface water and groundwater, and the natural processes of filtration. **Water is vital to life, and it has made biodiversity in Albuquerque thrive. It’s important that the land and resources continue to be cared for and preserved.

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