new director of UC Merced’s Yosemite Field Station, Becca Fenwick will combine her love of the outdoors and of the educational opportunities such settings can offer.
“I have always been drawn to world around us and love to foster that in others,” Fenwick said. “Field stations and Yosemite in particular provide a venue in which to do this on many levels, from public outreach to cutting-edge scientific research.”
The Yosemite Field Station is used by researchers in UC Merced’s Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI), along with other University of California faculty and guest researchers. It is also the home of the Yosemite Leadership Program for UC Merced undergraduate students and the Adventure, Risk, Challenge program for San Joaquin Valley teenagers to gain confidence in their language skills while taking on physical challenges in a team setting.
Fenwick currently directs the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve in Southern California, which is also a part of the UC Reserve System. She will start in Yosemite in May.
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