ABOUT US2019-07-31T14:35:27-07:00

The Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-Based Opportunities (CAMINO) is an inclusive community that aims to propel excellence by diverse undergraduates in ecology and conservation.

Our goals are to:

  1. Support UCSC students from the first day of class to graduation and beyond by linking them with resources that prepare them for careers or graduate school in ecology and conservation
  2. Provide diverse, and well-trained peer, graduate student and faculty mentors
  3. Connect motivated and capable student researchers with funded research and field-based opportunities
  4. Sustain a supportive, inclusive community for students interested in field-based and research opportunities at UCSC

Erika Zavaleta

Faculty Director
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCSC

zavaleta@ucsc.edu

Judy Straub

Internship and Fields Program Coordinator
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCSC

jstraub@ucsc.edu

Miranda Allen

Experiential Leadership Project Advisor
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCSC

miranda@ucsc.edu

Roxanne Beltran

Post Doctoral Mentor
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCSC

Alexandra Race, M.S.

Ph.D. Candidate, Education
Chancellor’s Graduate Intern

Kyle Reid

Graduate Student Mentor
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCSC

Andrea Santoyo Vidal

Founding Undergraduate Intern
2018 – 2019
Marine Biology, UCSC