President

Corey Garza

University of Washington

cgarza2@uw.edu

President-Elect

Matt Edwards

San Diego State University

medwards@sdsu.edu

 

Treasurer

Andrew Brooks
(he)

UC Santa Barbara

brooks@msi.ucsb.edu


Secretariat

Casey terHorst
(he/him)

California State University – Northridge

secretariat@wsn-online.org

Will White
(he/him)

Oregon State University

secretariat@wsn-online.org

Aaron Galloway (he/him)

University of Oregon

secretariat@wsn-online.org


Student Committee

Billie Beckley
(she/her)

Co-Chair

UC Santa Barbara

students@wsn-online.org

Angelina Zuelow

(she/her)

Co-Chair

Oregon State University

students@wsn-online.org

Ariadne Reynolds

(she/her)

Social Media and Gala Coordinator

University of California, Los Angeles

students@wsn-online.org

Nikita Sridhar

(she/her)

Merchandise and Auction Coordinator

University of California, Santa Cruz

students@wsn-online.org

Dillon Dolinar

(he/him)

Student Symposium Coordinator 

University of California San Diego

students@wsn-online.org

Shelby Penn

(she/her)

Student Workshop Coordinator 

San Diego State University

students@wsn-online.org


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Sarah Romero

(she/her)

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

deic@wsn-online.org

Sarah Romero is a 4th year PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.Her research focuses on exploring the effects of climate change and anthropogenic impacts on coral reef recruitment. Sarah strives to be a mental health advocate in academia and has a passion for exposing minorities to ocean sciences through multiple avenues of outreach. In her spare time she loves running, going to the gym, and reading.

Maria Christina Vasquez

(she/her)

Loyola Marymount University

deic@wsn-online.org

Maria Christina Vasquez (Christina) is an Associate Professor of Biology at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). Her research focuses on investigating the effect of multiple environmental stressors on Mytilus mussel physiology. She leads a student-centered research program for Marine Environmental Physiology at LMU, advocates for holistic approaches to first-year student academic success, and is involved in DEI efforts within the university. As a first-generation Latina, she mentors and advises students from underrepresented groups in STEM with the goal of improving minority participation in academia and science. When she is not teaching, mentoring or conducting research, she enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, eating good food, and playing video games.

Danielle Mchaskell

(she/her)

University of California San Diego

deic@wsn-online.org

Dani started her academic career at Mt. San Antonio college later transferring and graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Biology- zoology option and a minor in French. Prior to graduating, her interest in animal behavior led her to an REU at Rutgers University Marine Field station determining settlement cues for the larval stage of the Atlantic horseshoe crab. She went on to earn a MS degree in Biology at Cal Poly Pomona continuing her undergraduate research in determining the feeding rates of the black sea hare when offered brown macroalgae common in southern California while also completing long term monitoring surveys with the Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe). As a PhD student, she is interested in how the native algal assemblage in southern California may be affected by invasive macroalgae with particular interest in preserving native kelp species. To relax, Dani enjoys taking Hip-Hop dance classes, reading, tide pooling, snorkeling and rolling in sand with her dog, Tiramisu.

Marina Luccioni

(she/her)

Stanford University

deic@wsn-online.org

I am a biologist and visual artist working on projects that interface knowledge and scientific methods from local, indigenous and western academic sources. My PhD research looks at overlaps between human and environmental health, specifically how organisms come to contain and accumulate neurotoxins, and the ways their molecules interact with human neural function to produce altered mental states.

Brandon Quintana

(he/him)

California Coastal Commission

deic@wsn-online.org

Brandon is currently a 2024 California Sea Grant State Fellow at the California Coastal Commission and based out of the South Coast District office. Brandon is excited to take on the challenges of interweaving environmental justice and community knowledge into coastal policy, unaffordable housing, and planning at local, state, and federal levels. 

Brandon focused his Master’s in Biological Sciences from California State University, Fullerton on understanding the health and ecosystem services of bivalves on restored living shorelines which will inform future coastal restoration management.