Research and Data Applications Lead
Connor is an experienced Natural & Working Lands Specialist focusing on the critical relationships and responsibilities associated with conserving, restoring, and managing Southern Californian Natural and Working Lands. He integrates his work at the Climate Science Alliance with graduate research at the John Muir Institute of the Environment-Working Lands Innovation Center and as a National Science Foundation Research Trainee at the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute-Sustainable Oceans. Connor works closely with scientists, managers, agricultural partners, Tribal representatives, and other partners to support climate adaptation strategies within ecosystem stewardship. He is a Pala Tribal citizen (Payomkawichum/Cahuilla) and works to integrate his peoples’ Traditional Ecological Knowledge with emerging and innovative technologies. Connor acquired a B.S. in Sustainability Studies at the University of California, Riverside, and continues his academic pursuits as a Ph.D. student in Ecology at the University of California, Davis.