Centennial Staff Profiles
UCCE Sonoma County
Staff Research Associate (Fish Biologist)
Time with ANR
On a typical day, I will organize and lead a field crew to conduct coho salmon monitoring on an area stream. This can mean snorkeling to look for juvenile fish, hiking the creeks in the winter to look for adult salmon, or checking our fish trap.
Most Memorable Moment
My most memorable moment working with UCCE was in winter of 2010, when we first saw an adult coho salmon digging a redd (an egg-laying nest) in Green Valley Creek. Up to that point, we had never observed this in area creeks.
What I love Most About Working for ANR
I love working outdoors to help restore an endangered species that is important both to the community and to the environment.
I saw this job posting and literally thought, “This position is made for me.” I told the interview committee the same thing, and apparently they agreed because they offered me the position.