Christopher Tinoco was born and raised in the Philippines. A year after coming to the United States, he decided to join the US Navy where he served for almost 9 years. He’s currently pursuing his undergraduate education at UCSD studying Bioengineering. Chris has a love of plants and animals, protecting the environment, and is always excited about learning to better identify birds and native plants. Outside of work, Chris enjoys going for walks in nature with his husband, spending time with family and friends, gardening, composting, discovering art and more!