Heather Childers is a graduate student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management pursuing a Master of Environmental Data Science degree. She recently graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering and a minor in Atmospheric Science. While at UC Davis, Heather worked on a team of undergraduate students to complete an 11-month Capstone Project for the College of Engineering. Her team developed a solid-state fermentation bioreactor to scale up the production of protein-enriched animal feed from almond hulls. Outside of class, Heather was an active member of the UC Davis community as President of the Society of Biological Engineers and Ambassador for the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. She continues her community involvement at UCSB as a Social Co-chair for the Womxn in Science and Engineering club. Her goal is to become a leader in the scientific community and create comprehensive climate models that contextualize the impacts of global climate change.