Field Notes

Mariana Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin

February 23, 2020

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella Sofia is currently a graduate researcher in the School of Geography, Development and Environment. Her research broadly revolves around the topics of environmental justice and water governance in the US Southwest….
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Robert L. Grey

January 1, 2020

Pronouns: He/Him/El I am retired and living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With an education focused on science my background includes several years working as a staff biologist with the University…
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Bill Bemis

November 6, 2019

Pronouns: He/Him/Él I am a retired clinical social worker with over forty years of working in medical and behavioral health settings. My boyhood playground was the woods and fields of…
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America N. Lutz Ley

July 12, 2019

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella I am a research professor at El Colegio de Sonora, in Mexico, where I teach a graduate course on sustainability and development. I was born in Hermosillo and…
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Emily Burns

June 11, 2019

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella Emily Burns is our Program Director and leads the team running all of our programs, including the Border Wildlife Study, the Trinational Internship Program, Sky Island FotoFauna, Spring…
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Meagan Bethel

October 24, 2018

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella Meagan is our Wildlife Specialist and manages the camera data for our wildlife programs, including the Border Wildlife Study and Sky Island FotoFauna. She helps teach the public…
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Emiel Martin Brott

January 8, 2018

Pronouns: They/Them/Ellos/Ellas I came to the Sonoran Desert in the early 2000s to pursue master’s research with local groups in the binational San Pedro River Basin. I knew I’d stay…
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Elena Vanasse Torres

April 25, 2016

I am a recent graduate of Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, where I studied Biology with an emphasis in Biology and Society. I sought out an internship with Sky…
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Allison Kutcher

October 24, 2015

I am a senior at Prescott College in the Environmental Studies Program, and have been interning with Sky Island Alliance since August of 2015. I have been learning new GIS techniques, getting plenty…
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Juan Carlos Bravo

September 10, 2015

Pronouns: He/Him/Él I am the Director of the Mexico Program for Wildlands Network, a partner group of SIA for many years, and I’ve been living in the Sonoran Desert since…
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