Bonnie is a marine scientist and environmental planner. She has a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, where her research explored nitrogen cycling in California’s estuaries. Currently working as an environmental planner, her work focuses on ensuring that public housing and water resource projects comply with environmental regulations.
A Californian with a New York City soul, Bonnie most recently worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she explored how the Corps can improve the New York metropolitan area’s air quality. Active in NYC politics, she is a public member of Manhattan’s Community Board 3. She was also a sustainability planner in the San Francisco area, where she developed energy and water conservation initiatives and green infrastructure plans.
Bonnie’s life aquatic and interest in the natural world blossomed after her mom took her when she was five years old to see the grunion run along the beach at Cabrillo Marine Museum in San Pedro. Today, it remains one of the most magical events she has ever witnessed. She loves all things green, but when eating, prefers dark chocolate.