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Conservation Technicians

Field Conservation Technicians

Xavier Gomez
Xavier Gomez

Xavier is a freshman at Stanford studying Environmental Sciences and a graduation date in 2023. He has previously worked with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, conducting limnology tests, steelhead PIT tagging, and population surveys. Having a demonstrated interest in conservation biology, he is excited to contribute to the efforts of the Conservation Program and work alongside our native wildlife. In his free time, he likes to hike at local Bay Area spots and write short stories.

Karly Chin

Karly is currently a senior in Human Biology, and a coterminal grad student in the Earth Systems MA program. She is passionate about the natural world, and finding ways to connect it to people. She has previously worked as a field technician in Saguaro National Park, conducted research on disease ecology at Hopkins Marine Station, and worked in environmental communication at the Woods Institute for the Environment. In her free time, Karly can be found painting, backpacking, and skiing.

Communications and Outreach Specialist

Sierra Garcia
Sierra Garcia

Sierra is a Stanford Earth Systems '18 alumna from Monterey, California, a home region that inspired a deep and enduring love of the ocean and natural world. Currently, she is a master's student in the Earth Systems program studying scientific and environmental communication. She has been in charge of communication tasks such as maintaining the website, creating and distributing newsletters, writing features and news briefs about the program's work, and organizing and publicizing volunteer work events.

Ryder Kimball
Ryder Kimball

Ryder graduated from Stanford's Earth Systems program in 2019 and is currently completing his graduate degree in Environmental Communication. He has formerly been an editorial fellow with Business Insider, a digital media specialist for Stanford Energy Club, and has photographed for various magazines and organizations. Ryder is an avid photographer, reader, and explorer who is passionate about finding innovative and effective ways of discussing climate change and conservation practices.

Past Technicians

  • Judith Santano
  • Julia Lee
  • Illianna Termuehlen
  • David Tattoni
  • John Holback
  • Lance Takata
  • Johannah Farner
  • Joanna Tang
  • Wallis Robinson
  • Matt Fogarty
  • Nick Mascarello
  • Julia Viana
  • Alicia Manfroy
  • Margee Mcdonnell
  • Amelia Lyle
  • Ellen Ehrenfried
  • Alissa Wilson
  • Kirby Charles
  • Mary McDermott
  • Adam Perez
  • Ken Qin
  • Vasundhara Kandpal
  • Amy Zuckerwise
  • Annette Potvin