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Kristin Gill

Bio
Kristin Gill graduated magna cum laude from The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Systems (Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution). While at UCSD, she interned at two environmental nonprofits: Plant With Purpose and I Love a Clean San Diego, as the Grant Writing Intern/Development Assistant and Education Intern, respectively. She also spent a summer working in Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego with the UCSD Cross-Border Initiative, where she learned more about cross-border pollution and social ecology. After graduating, Kristin travelled to the University of Oxford, UK to attend a program at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. She participated in daily lectures, networking events with students and professionals from around the world, a Stress Nexus game, and a mini-debate held at the Oxford Union. After, she spent six weeks in Medellín, Colombia, working in the sustainability department at an environmental company, Gaia Servicios Ambientales. Upon returning to the United States, Kristin began working as a volunteer research assistant in the Aburto Lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where she helped conduct a suitability analysis for dive sites in Mexico, using ArcGIS. Through her diverse work experiences, she has become interested in the use of ArcGIS to understand social ecological systems and environmental economic issues. She is interested in further developing her Spanish language skills for use in future jobs and research. At the Bren School, she is pursuing specializations in Economics and Politics of the Environment and Coastal Marine Resource Management.