Trinity Pineda

Class of 2019

I was born and raised in San Diego, California before I moved north to Davis for university. I'm studying wildlife, fish, and conservation biology, which has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I grew up with a love of animals and over time, I have realized that I want to be able to help manage declining wildlife populations and also work with communities to help find ways to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts. While attending classes, I keep myself pretty busy working two student affairs jobs and doing DNA work with one of the research labs on campus. While I've taken advantage of the opportunities my university has, I am excited to be gaining more field experience this summer as I join the aquatics team in Yosemite National Park.