From the Coast to the Mountains…

[caption id="attachment_16093" align="alignleft" width="475"] After running through the scorching sun, I took a break to let my feet cool down and to take a photo at one of our survey sites. [/caption]     This weekend has been a wonderful example of the diversity found here in Los...

Carla?! Is that you?

  [caption id="attachment_15797" align="alignleft" width="409"] Students at Normandie Elementary learning about watersheds, pollution, and drainage systems in Los Angeles. Here, a student is drawing a storm drain at the north side of her school.[/caption] I officially moved back to Los Angeles on Wednesday, and on Friday I...

See Ya Later, Alligator!

“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” -Alan Watts When I first arrived in Mexico, I felt anxious about living in another...

Art in the Public Sphere

"Since art is essential for human life, it can't just belong to the few. Art is the universal language and it belongs to all mankind." - Diego Rivera [caption id="attachment_15558" align="alignleft" width="326"] Christine (right) and I (left) putting down the first layer of paint.[/caption] One project I...

Labor of Love

San Quintin is a stunning coastal town full of a diversity of people, ranging from Oaxacan immigrants to expatriates that have homes off of the main road in communities like Pedregal and La Chorera. Not only is San Quintin’s demography diverse, but it also has...

Birds on the Move!

Wow! How do I begin to explain my impression of the bird survey project? Let me begin by telling you about my experience with birds prior to my time in Baja. Before this internship, my experience with birds included curation (taxidermy) of bird specimens for the...