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Pronouns

he/they

Undergraduate Institution

University of California, Berkeley

Organization

UCLA Ordway Lab

Position

Lab Technician

Current Location

Los Angeles, California

Hometown

Oceanside, California

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Open Space Preservation and Parks
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Wildlife, Ornithology, Endangered or Threatened Species

Hi community! I'm an interdisciplinary biodiversity scientist with interests in Earth systems science, vertebrate paleobiology, tropical ecology, and GIS. In 2022, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Molecular Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Management & Forestry, as well as a minor certificate in Geospatial Information Science & Technology.

Currently, I am working as a lab technician in Dr. Elsa Ordway's lab at UCLA and project coordinator for PANGEA, a 1-year NASA Terrestrial Ecology Scoping Campaign in the tropics. I am applying for a variety of graduate programs in Paleobiology, Environmental Science, and Earth Systems to matriculate in Fall 2024. I also applied for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. 

I am a first-gen Mexican-American raised in a Southern Californian community of Latin American immigrants, my family is binational and my favorite places in Mexico are Jalisco, CDMX, and Oaxaca. In my free time I like to play video games on my Nintendo Switch, read natural history books, rock climb, listen to music, karaoke, camping, hiking, and photography.