IV SURFRIDER CHAIRS
Hi, I am Kaylee Latimer and I am one of the Outreach Coordinators for IV Surfrider. I grew up in San Diego and would go to the beach nearly every day during the summer. I boogie board, body surf, and swim with the occasional attempt at surfing. A fun fact about me is that I have been to ten countries, about fifteen Nation Parks, and over twenty states in the U.S
RISE ABOVE PLASTICS
Julia is stoked to be the Rise Above Plastics coordinator for IV Surfrider. She grew up on the beaches of southern California and has seen firsthand the negative effects of plastic in our oceans. When she’s not guilt tripping people into buying reusable water bottles, Julia enjoys running on the beach and all styles of dancing. Fun fact: she’s visited over 10 countries!
BLUE WATER TASK FORCE
My name is Brie Shea and I am a first year Biology major here at UCSB! I’m a member of the Blue Water Task Force, and I couldn’t be more excited about keeping our local beaches in great condition. Since I grew up in the Sacramento valley, being able to see and hear the ocean everyday is incredible, and who doesn’t love finding sand in random places around their room? A fun fact about me is that I am six feet tall and I happened to get a scholarship this year from the Sacramento Tall Club!
OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDENS
Hello, my name is Josh Inga and I am a first year Earth Science major in the Honors Program at UCSB. I am an intern for the Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) program which concentrates on the retrofit of home garden plots in order to reduce the negative consequences they may have on fragile ocean ecosystems. My team of bright interns and I seek to join together to create an awe inspiring, yet eco-friendly garden restoration project in this coming year. My love for the coast, which played a major factor in my decision to attend UCSB, stems from its grandiloquent beauty, yet unparalleled myriad of biodiversity and recreation all mixed together into one. A fun fact about myself is that i started my own profitable business growing and selling cacti and succulents.
Hello! My name is Marina and I am in love with the ocean! I am a first year biology student at UCSB. I have been around the water since I was a little girl always splashing and playing. I continue to take advantage of any opportunity I have to be around the ocean which includes volunteering for beach cleanups, camping, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and paddle boarding. I especially love the aquatic creatures that inhabit our beautiful oceans which why I love organizations like Surfrider who strive to keep the ocean as blue and sparkly as possible. I am a part of the Ocean Friendly Gardens Project in this chapter of Surfrider and I am more than excited to begin working with everybody to develop some amazing gardens as well as educate others about the importance of water run-off and ocean-gardening. Fun- Fact: I am half Thai and love to travel to new and exciting places. I love to visit my family in Thailand and eat Thai food.