Coastal Fund Board and Staff

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Board of Directors 2023-24

Anannya Deshmukh, Chair

Fourth year Environmental Studies major
Research Interests: environmental justice in cities, corporate environmental policy, renewable energy systems, effects of climate change on the ocean
Personal Interests: bullet journaling, swimming, dancing

Elizabeth Garabedian, Vice Chair

Fourth year History of Public Policy & Law and Philosophy double major
Research Interests: climate change policy, environmental justice, and land use policy
Personal Interests: running, hiking, camping, and spending time at the beach

Brooke Grazda, Undergraduate Board Member

Fourth Year Environmental Studies major
Research Interests: environmental data science, outdoor education, food justice, energy efficiency and equity
Personal Interests: surfing, fostering cats, hammocking while watching the sunset, running with friends, trying new foods, going to see live music

Andie Van Horn, Undergraduate Board Member

Fifth year Aquatic Biology and History of Art and Architecture with a Museum Studies Emphasis Double Major
Research Interests: aquaculture, fisheries, parasitology, and engaging science communication
Personal Interests: thrifting, birdwatching, tidepooling, and being in the sun

Eva Bradman, Undergraduate Board Member

Third year Biology major
Research Interests: habitat restoration of coastal sage scrub communities as well as sandy beach/rocky intertidal ecology
Personal Interests: hiking, taking dance classes, and cooking (particularly elaborate breakfasts)

Iriana Tarmoh, Undergraduate Board Member

Second Year Biology Major
Research Interests: neuroscience, specifically in terms of psychiatry and what changes in the brain can cause certain behaviors, how mental illness can develop through traumatic experiences, and how/what medicines can help with certain mental illnesses
Personal Interests: makeup, fashion, crocheting

Michaela (Kaley) Sten, Graduate Board Member

Fourth year PhD student in Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS)
Research Interests: oceanography, ocean optics, chlorophyll, phytoplankton ecosystems, and urban ecology
Personal Interests: cooking and reading

Madison Heffentrager, Graduate Board Member

Third year PhD student in Geography
Research Interests: studying beach-dune erosion along coastal California, using drones, LiDAR, and GIS to capture geomorphic changes within the beach-dune environment, and studying how dune restoration practices impact the geomorphology, response, and recovery of these systems
Personal Interests: trying new vegan food, going to coffee shops, baking (just to eat treats), boxing, longboarding, and going to the beach!

Staff 2023-24

Sarah SiedschlagAdvisor
Kathryn BozanichAdministrative Coordinator
Sylvia LiAdministrative Coordinator
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