Research Assistants

Maxwell recently graduated from UCSB with Bachelor's in Biology and Environmental Studies.  Maxwell assists with field work and monitoring on the Santa Clara river and plant propagation in the lab greenhouse.

Susan is a Post-Doc in the Riparian InVasion Research Laboratory

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.

Terra is researching the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to investigate distribution-related questions on aquatic species of concern and expanding eDNA's use as a research tool.

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. 

Samantha graduated from Keene State College in 2015 with a B.A. in Geography, minor in ENST, and focus in GIS.  She helps with the Land Trust for the Santa Clara River Project and assists with mapping for the Lab.

Nicole is the Coordinator for the California Alliance for Tamarisk Biocontrol and creates outreach materials for the RIVRLab. 

Mickie graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2013 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolution. She helps coordinate restoration and monitoring activities for the Santa Clara River project.

Jared is a recent graduate from the UCSB Environmental Science program. Since graduation, he has been working as a lab assistant and continuing his undergraduate research on Phragmites australis, an invasive plant species.