Miriam Lagunas

Class of 2018

Miriam Lagunas is a first generation, UC Berkeley undergraduate pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Society and Environment with a Minor in Anthropology. She was raised in Oxnard, California, an agricultural town in Ventura County. While at Berkeley, she worked at the California Archaeology Laboratory where she translated and transcribed indigenous notes from Spanish to English, participated in archaeology excavations in collaboration with the Amah Mutsun Tribe, and analyzed the collected archaeological material in a laboratory setting. Her research interests include the restoration and revitalization of indigenous ecological knowledge and practices to promote a more sustainable and biodiverse world. She is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion within the environmental field. On her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar and singing for Berkeley’s Mariachi, weight lifting, hiking, and playing soccer on the weekends.