Limaris “Lima” Soto


Non Forest Service

Photo of Limaris Sota in a dark cave and is wearing a helmet with a flashlight.

Limaris “Lima” Soto is the program assistant for two National Park Service (NPS) internships Geoscientists-in-the-Parks and Mosaics in Science with the Geologic Resources Division. Lima has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez where she measured karst denudation rates of the Tanamá River in the northern aquifer of the island. Lima received a Master’s degree in Geology from the University of South Florida, completing the first paleoclimate research using speleothems for the state of Florida. After graduation, Lima worked as a senior project manager responsible for geotechnical and geologic investigations related to identification of the causes of subsidence in karst environments. In 2013, she became a volunteer with the NPS National Cave and Karst Program in Denver, Colorado. Lima’s first caving experience was during a sixth grade field trip in her hometown of Camuy, Puerto Rico. She is the co-author of the NPS Junior Cave Scientist Program and manages the distribution of this program.

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