I study the human dimensions of ocean and coastal management using interdisciplinary methods, including community-based research. My goal is to engage students and communities in understanding and sustainably managing their coastal resources. I enjoy exploring California's coast with my wife and our two boys.
2021 Capstone Students
Coastography Lab Alumni
The coast is one of the most dynamic aspects of life here in California and I am excited to be able to study how we can conserve it for future generations. In my free time you can find me hiking, hanging out at the beach, or cooking.
I’m studying environmental science and resource management. As a coastal resident I am excited to learn more about the changing coastline and our role in that change. In my free time I enjoy surfing and mountain biking.
I want to spend my time researching climate change and the ocean. I grew up in and on the coast and I’m excited for the opportunity to learn about and help preserve our coastlines. When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking.
As a surfer, I have seen or heard of too many surf breaks that have been damaged by anthropogenic forces. I am extremely excited to be working on behalf of coastal access and preservation!
Diego was born and raised in Costa Rica, and after working for several years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, he has just transitioned into a new role as the Surf Conservation Data Coordinator for the Save The Waves Coalition. His master’s degree is in coastal dynamics and management through the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University. Diego's research interests include coastal oceanography, marine resource management, and human dimensions of climate change on coastlines. He enjoys surfing and scuba diving in his free time.