Field Notes

Christian Aguilar Murrieta

Christian Aguilar Murrieta

May 10, 2022

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella I was born and raised in Baja California, Mexico, where I developed a deep interest in exploring the rural communities of the Sonoran Desert and gained a great…
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Michael Van Alsburg

February 23, 2022

Pronouns: He/Him/Él I am a Tucson attorney with a wide variety of clients including those with land use, natural resources, environmental, and water law issues. Having grown up in Southern…
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Elaine Walsh

April 10, 2020

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella A native Arizonan, I grew up camping and hiking in every remote corner of this state. Except for a brief (and cold!) period living in Denver, Arizona has…
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Elia M. Tapia Villaseñor

March 31, 2020

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella I´m a professor at Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico, and I hold a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science in Geology from the same University. I…
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Tim Wernette

Pronouns: He/Him/Él I have been a member, supporter, and active volunteer with Sky Island Alliance for years, and I also support numerous environmental, social, economic, racial justice and arts organizations….
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Pam Rossetter

February 23, 2020

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella  I’m a 7th Generation Arizonan who recently moved back to Tucson. We learned about SIA shortly after moving back and quickly embraced the organization as a great place…
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Mariana Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin

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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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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