Research Assistants

Sean graduated from UCSB in 2015 with B.A. in Environmental Studies with a focus in Geography. He is the restoration field site manager for the Santa Clara River  Project.

Hannah graduated from UC Davis in 2014 with a B.S. in Biology. She coordinates outreach for the Land Trust for the Santa Clara River Restoration Project. 

Nate graduated from UCSB with a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology and a minor in Spatial Studies.  He is helping with coordination of the Tamarisk Alliance, as well as seeking out other biological control projects for the RIVR Lab.

Nicole graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2011. She has lived and worked across the country and is now the Coordinator for the California Alliance for Tamarisk Biocontrol and creates outreach materials for the RIVRLab. Her interests and experience include natural history collections, beach-nesting shorebirds, invasive species management, and conflict resolution in conservation efforts. 

Shelby graduated from Principia College in 2014 with a B.Sc. in Biology. She is developing a comprehensive watershed monitoring program for the Santa Clara Watershed.

Jared Williams graduated from UCSB in 2016 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in Spatial Science. He helps plan and implement habitat restoration efforts for the Santa Clara River Project.