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Cristina Santa Maria

Cristina Santa Maria

Cristina is passionate about habitat restoration, avian conservation planning, environmental advocacy and inspiring the same passion within the community. Cristina holds a degree in Wildlife Biology with an emphasis in Management and Conservation from Cal Poly Humboldt. She advocates for the environment on several committees and has experience working for the San Diego Zoo and USGS Western Ecological Research Center assisting in conservation research and monitoring locally endangered shorebird and riparian species. In her free time she loves to spend time outdoors with her family and garden which sparked her love of native plants.

Feel free to contact Cristina in regards to our conservation volunteer opportunities, Audubon Advocates program, or more at santamaria AT or (858) 273 7800 ext 106.


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