Current Graduate Students
Please click here to learn about our alumni, their research experiences as graduate students, and their respective careers paths after graduating from the ENVS program at San Jose State University.
I was born and raised in San Francisco, California. I hold a B.A from the University of San Francisco in English Literature with a concentration in writing, and a great books certificate from the Saint Ignatius Institute.
I spent my childhood Summers dipping in creeks and playing among oaks and sycamores in my hometown of Livermore, California. I participated in Scouting, learning to love adventuring and camping outdoors, and earned an Eagle award by planning community service for a summer camp helping terminally-ill youth.
I grew up in Hayward, Ca. and moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to attend UCLA where I got a B.A. in Anthropology. During my undergraduate career, I took many hybrid courses within the Anthropology department. Through these courses, I was introduced to conservation and ecology.
I was born in a small town in the northern part of India. I grew up as a shy teenager with a lot of dreams encaged inside as a little girl. Little did I know this girl would one day become an extrovert speaker and unshackle her dreams of travel and lead a team as the head of a department.
I was born and raised in the small sleepy town of Dixon, CA. A lot of my childhood was spent watching nature shows, camping in the woods, running around beaches, and being fascinated by animals.
Hello everyone! My Name is Landon Guzman, I am from Stockton, California. For my undergraduate degree, I also studied in the bay area at SFSU, where I graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies.
While it might seem a little strange, I am both a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Department at San José State University and I am enrolled as a graduate student. I would say that I am a nature loving, spiritually grounded human being who loves to teach and learn.
I’m deeply fascinated by the microscopic world of soil. This curiosity sprang to life when I began gardening several years ago, and it would be accurate to tell you that it probably rescued me from years of misery.
As a child, I spent much of my time outside hiking, climbing, and playing in the open spaces around my home on ancestral Nisenan lands in the Sacramento Valley and foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
I was born in Riverside C.A snd currently reside in Santa Cruz. I spent eight years in the U.S. Army with multiple deployments over seas, before returning to school and earning my B.S.
I was born in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam and moved to San Jose, California at the age of nine. Soon after, my family and I moved to San Luis Obispo where I resided for the next five years of my life.
My name is Lindsey Marsh and I am a San Jose native. I didn’t go camping or hiking often growing up, but I do have fond memories of getting together with my extended family at our local parks.
My name is Jamsheed Mistry and I was born in Mumbai, India. At the age of three, my family and I relocated to Toronto, Canada, where I was raised in a suburban community surrounded by maple trees and lots of snow!
I am an Indian who has had the privilege of moving across India while growing up. I relocated to a new place every 2 years, changing schools, meeting new people, adapting to different climates, and connecting with diverse religions, cultures and demographics, all of which have played a great part in shaping me and developing my career.
I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. I have always been passionate by our unique ecosystems. I absolutely love traveling and visiting new places, exotic cuisines, different cultures and people.
I have always been passionate about nature. It began early in my childhood with my mother teaching simple practices she implemented around our house such as growing vegetables and fruits, reusing instead of buying new things and not wasting food.
It’s me Saara Ranabhat from the country of Mount Everest, Nepal. Growing up in a country with extremely rich biodiversity, my passion for nature and environment exists since my childhood.
I was born in rural Elk Grove and spent my teenage years in the small gold rush town of Placerville, CA. My four siblings and I spent the majority of our childhood outside tending goats, chasing roosters, fishing in the delta and seasonally hunting deer.
I like to begin my story with my parents’ for theirs is such a huge part of my own. Born and raised in Guatemala, they were both forced to flee government corruption, poverty, and overall violence in the early 1980s.
I am a Wildlife Management and Conservation graduate from Humboldt State University. As an undergraduate I interned at two wildlife rehabilitation and educations centers: Wildlife Images in Grants Pass, Oregon, and California Wildlife Center in Malibu, California.
I am from Williamsburg, Virginia and growing up there shaped my world view and values. Williamsburg being the birthplace of America, and a very important beginning to a great country, my experience was unique. I lived in a living museum.
I am from Nepal and currently residing in Sunnyvale, California. Nepal a country with rich natural resources and biodiversity. Of course, completely different geographical structure starting from the altitude of 50m from the sea level till the highest peak in the world, the Everest.
My Name is Mitchell Victoria and I am about to begin graduate school after taking a short break during the pandemic. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies.
Hello! My name is Kate Worrell and I completed my undergrad degree at Cal Poly SLO in Environmental Management and Protection. With minors in Biology, GIS, Sustainable Environments, and Studio Art.