M.S. in Environmental Studies, California State University, Fullerton, 2019
B.S. in Environmental Biology with a concentration in Conservation Biology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2014
A.A. in Natural Sciences, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, 2010
I began working at Saddleback College in 2016 as the Senior Laboratory Technician for the Department of Environmental Studies. I set up, coordinate, and assist with the laboratory classes, in addition to working with students in the Environmental Awareness Club and in the California Native Garden on campus. My goal is to provide support and knowledge to the students for their environmental courses. Beyond the classroom, I am able to connect students with local organizations for volunteering and internship opportunities, as well as to inspire students to be active stewards for the environment within their communities.
I have a passion for the environmental and biological sciences and have experience working with avian species, marine fish, marine invertebrates and small mammals. My graduate research was focused on field and camera trap monitoring for the endangered California least tern in Upper Newport Back Bay, and I hope to continue supporting conservation efforts throughout my lifetime . Outside of work and academia I enjoy stand up paddle boarding, hiking, bird watching, and reading George R.R. Martin novels.
"An ecosystem is a tapestry of species and relationships. Chop away a section, isolate that section, and there arises the problem of unraveling." - David Quammen, The Song of the Dodo.