Luz Hernandez

Lab Technician / Site Coordinator, California State University Channel Islands Distribution Center

Luz Hernandez is an ABE-LA liaison that serves as primary contact for teachers and is responsible for daily laboratory operations.

Prior to joining the ABE-LA team, Hernandez worked as a biology Lab Technician at Caltech and has 4 years combined experience in S.T.E.A.M informal education programs with an emphasis in wildlife biology.

Hernandez received her Bachelor of Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she majored in Environmental Biology with a Zoology minor. Hernandez is a member of the Ecological Society of America, an organization of science professionals dedicated to advancing public awareness of the importance of ecological science.

Her favorite books include: The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan, The Overstory by Richard Powers, and In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall. Her hobbies include nature-journaling, insect collecting, and spending quality time with family and friends.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” – Carl Sagan