2020 Capstone Students

Emily Orsborn

I am an undergraduate Environmental Science and Resource Management major working on the Science4Surfing Climate Impacts Capstone. I also worked under Dr. Reineman to update the California Coastal Commission's coastal access geodatabase for sea level rise impact analysis. I'm excited to examine sea level rise impacts on the surfing community!

Jenny Torres

My lifelong goal is to create meaningful changes for underprivileged communities through policies and regulations. Environmental justice has been my passion since my middle school days camping and backpacking in the San Bernandino National Forest. In the words of the Notorious RBG "Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

Coastography Lab Alumni

Zach Adkins

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.

Nick Cooper

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.

Ally Lafayette

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.

Mike Monak

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 Sancho

Diego is a Costa Rican currently working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. His master’s degree is in coastal dynamics and management through the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University. His 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.