Azucena Sierra Garcia

Graduate student
Research assistant

1991 Upper Buford Circle
St Paul, MN 55108
United States


BS (Engineering in Forest Restoration), Chapingo Autonomous University, 2017


My research work is focused on soil health, agro-ecosystems, and topography. My current work is focused on creating a deeper understanding of topography, soil health, and type management in mountainous coffee production regions where smallholder farmers often co-produce other essential agricultural products that contribute to food security. I seek to understand the role of topography in soils, indigenous soils, and unexplored indigenous farming practices to increase productivity, income, and quality of life for indigenous communities while ensuring sustainability.

Areas of Interest

Soil science, carbon, topography, small-farmers, soil conservation, agro-ecosystems, indigenous communities

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  • Fulbright Scholar