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Aaron Kreisberg

Bio
Aaron Kreisberg, a first-year master’s student, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Hydrological Sciences and Policy (Policy Emphasis) and a Bachelor of Arts in History of Public Policy. Foundational experiences as an undergraduate were field courses in Ecology and Management of California Wildlands and Advanced Water Policy. Extracurricular experiences in habitat restoration and outdoor recreation directed his professional career up to matriculation at the Bren School. Habitat restoration internships with the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at UCSB and the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County introduced Aaron to a broader ecological perspective. Aaron served on Santa Barbara Audubon (SBAS)’s board as Programs Chair and Co-Conservation Chair and developed a passion for birds and their conservation. Aaron managed habitat restoration for SBAS, overseeing a grant funded restoration project at Coal Oil Point Natural. Through grant funding, Aaron recruited, trained, and supervised student interns and volunteers in native planting, invasive species removal, and vegetation monitoring. Employment with Santa Barbara Adventure Company saw Aaron manage operations for their sea kayaking concession in Channel Islands National Park, and he has paddled all the park’s islands. Aaron plans to specialize in Conservation Planning, where he will develop skills to conserve natural spaces, maintain biodiversity, and help protect open spaces that have given him so much. Aaron plans to pursue a conservation-related internship working with the California Institute of Environmental Studies conserving and monitoring Channel Islands seabird populations.