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Logan Ruggles

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Logan’s eagerness for conservation began during a sixth-grade environmental science program, where she conducted a hands-on exploration of the Central Coast. Her determination heightened in 2014 when the aggravating Flint water crisis ignited her passion for environmental justice and equitable resource management. In 2022, Logan graduated with Honors from the University of California Santa Barbara and earned a B.S. in Ecology & Evolution and a History minor. At UCSB, Logan immediately interned for the California Public Interest Research Group’s “Save the Coral Reefs” campaign. Within the year, she researched local marine conservation policies to craft an effective grassroots campaign and successfully petitioned the student government to ban oxybenzone sunscreen campus sales to reduce reef bleaching. As a docent at Coal Oil Point Reserve, Logan promoted the endangered Western Snowy Plovers’ population growth by collecting environmental data, deterring predators, and interpreting reserve rules for beachgoers. Concurrently, Logan served as President of the UCSB National Society of Black Engineers. As a community leader, she connected students with the academic resources, social network, and professional skills to excel with confidence. Through her collective experiences with science teaching, conservation, and leadership, Logan realized how crucial resource access, advocacy, and persuasive communication are for supporting endangered species and minorities. This motivated Logan to pursue a Master of Environmental Science and Management and specialize in Economics and Politics of the Environment with a Communication focus. After graduating from the Bren School, she plans to investigate federal conservation policies to ensure the safety of these underserved communities.

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