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  • Program Manager, National Park Service

    Limaris Soto (Lima) is the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) and Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program (MIS) Program Manager and National Park Service’s Liaison to the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) in the Geologic Resources Division (GRD).  Lima graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez where she worked on the hydrogeology of the northern karst aquifer of the island. She earned a Master’s Degree in Geology from the University of South Florida, completing the first paleoclimate research using speleothems for the state of Florida.  During grad school, Lima worked as a Geologist for Subsurface Evaluations Inc.(SEI), performing geophysical surveys and as hydrologist for the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).   Before joining the NPS, Lima worked for SDII Global Corporation as a project manager and supervisor performing geotechnical and geologic investigations related to identification of the causes of subsidence in karst environments. In 2013, she became a volunteer and later an intern with the Geologic Resources Division working with National Cave and Karst Program, were she helped create the Junior Ranger Cave Scientists Program. In 2014, she started assisting with the management the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks and Mosaics in Science Internships.