• Lisa Micheli, PhD

    PhD, UC Berkeley (Energy and Resources) MS, UC Berkeley (Civil Engineering, Environmental Water Resources) MPhil, Cambridge University, King’s College (History and Philosophy of Science) AB, Harvard College (History and Science) Dr. Micheli joined…


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  • Jim Elias

    MUP, University of Oregon (Urban & Regional Planning) BA, UC Santa Cruz (Sociology/Environmental Studies) Jim has devoted his professional life to building and leading mission-driven organizations that conserve and restore natural…


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  • Gwynne Corrigan

    MS, UC Santa Cruz (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) BS, UC Santa Cruz (Biology) Gwynne was born and raised in California and has lived in the Bay Area for nearly three decades….


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  • Stephanie Beard

    MA, Middlebury Institute of International Studies (International Environmental Policy) MA, Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Public Administration) BA, University of New Hampshire (English) Stephanie grew up in southern New Hampshire, where she…


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  • Sloane Shinn

    BA, San Diego State University (Communications) Sloane grew up in Sonoma County and spent her childhood exploring the creeks and vineyards of the Russian River valley. She has a background…


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  • Michael Gillogly

    BA, CSU Sacramento (Environmental Studies) Michael first came to Pepperwood in 1994 to serve as the California Academy of Sciences’ Land Steward and Resident Biologist. Michael was promoted to Preserve…


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  • Devyn Friedfel

    BA, UC Santa Cruz (Environmental Studies and Economics) Devyn Friedfel was born and raised in the Russian River area where he grew up learning to love the beauty and diversity…


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  • Kai Foster

    MA, Oregon State University (Applied Environmental Anthropology) GISci Certificate, Oregon State University BA, Sonoma State University (Anthropology)   Kai is a Project Manager and Senior GIS Specialist with more than a decade…


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  • Tosha Comendant, PhD

    PhD, UC Santa Cruz (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) BA, UC Berkeley (Integrative Biology)   Dr. Comendant is a conservation scientist with over 15 years experience developing innovative methods, visualization tools, databases, and…


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  • Margaret Boeger

    MS, Walden University (Science Education) Margaret has spent her career inspiring youth and community members to enjoy the natural world and become stewards of our environment. She began her work…


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