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Abigail Reyes Co-Principal Investigator
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Abby Reyes is the director of the Sustainability Initiative at the University of California, Irvine. Part of the Office of Academic Initiatives, the Sustainability Initiative is making engaged sustainability scholarship and practice integral to UC Irvine’s excellence as a research and teaching university. Prior to joining the Sustainability Initiative, Ms. Reyes was a sustainability researcher at the UC Irvine Environment Institute. She brings to UC Irvine experience convening interdisciplinary research teams of scientists, engineers, and lawyers to address community-identified sustainable development challenges. Her experience includes facilitating collaboration between academic and public sector researchers and indigenous communities in Colombia and the Philippines, and coordinating legal research in support of landmark international human rights and environmental cases in the domestic federal courts. She completed her bachelor’s degree in human biology at Stanford University in 1995 and her JD at UC Berkeley Law in 2004. After clerking for the Honorable Richard A. Paez on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ms. Reyes served as a staff attorney at the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. She serves on the board of directors of EarthRights International and is an ambassador for the Pollination Project.

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Kimberly Serrano Project Manager/Newport Beach Site Coordinator
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Kimberly Serrano is an Academic Coordinator with the UC Irvine Sustainability Initiative specializing in data analysis, geographic information systems, and community engagement. Since 2011, Kimberly has been an active collaborator with urban think tank cityLAB at UCLA, investigating housing, design, transportation, and urban development innovations in megacities. Her work ranges from study of local concerns about backyard home policy in the City of Los Angeles to analysis of economic development potential around proposed high speed rail stations in California. She has held research fellowships with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Sheridan/Hawkes Urban Design Collaborative, and PolicyLink. As a socially-engaged scholar, Kimberly has worked with communities from East Hollywood to the Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys on issues such as urban greening and clean water access. Prior to her career as a research professional, Kimberly worked as an arts administrator for several Los Angeles non-profit organizations. Kimberly is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of UCLA, with degrees in Art History (BA), Latin American Studies (MA), and Urban and Regional Planning (MURP).

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Dani Boudreau Tijuana River Site Coordinator
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Danielle Boudreau works for the Coastal Training Program at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), providing science-based training and technical assistance to binational coastal decision-makers.

Currently, she is managing the Reserve’s climate change efforts, also known as the Climate Understanding and Resilience in the River Valley (CURRV) project, through which TRNERR is collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders to conduct a vulnerability assessment that will inform the development of climate adaptation strategies for the Tijuana River Valley.

Previously, Dani researched natural coastal adaptation strategies with The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina, while pursuing her masters in Environmental Management and Geospatial Analysis at Duke University. Before attending graduate school, she worked at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) at the University of California, Berkeley with an interdisciplinary team of researchers to advance the understanding of how international climate policy, technology, and economic growth are interconnected. Danielle holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in Coastal and Marine Policy, and Philosophy.

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Ana Eguiarte Community Outreach Associate
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Ana Eguiarte, Community Outreach Associate, has been working at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve since 2008 and has been participating in the Coastal Training Program, Watershed Program, and Community Outreach Program. Ms. Eguiarte has been facilitating watershed improvement projects in Mexico that result in direct environmental benefits to the Reserve. These activities have been occurring in Los Laureles and Los Sauces Canyons. Moreover, Ms. Eguiarte has been coordinating the temporary employment program since 2011 overseeing 430 employees during the past three years. She co-coordinated all of TRNERR’s Tijuana River Action Month events in 2013. Her previous professional experience from 2001 to 2007 includes coordinator of the Environmental Analysis and Planning Department of the Environmental Protection Agency of Baja California State, Mx.

Ms. Eguiarte holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Guadalajara, Mx and a Master on Environmental Planning from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mx.