Ecologistics Board of Directors alumnus Amanda Smith is the owner of Abalone Coast Analytical, a local lab specializing in microbiology and general chemistry on all types of water. Amanda earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and then earned an M.S. from the University of California, Riverside. After graduating from college, Amanda took a position with University of Idaho in Twin Falls doing pesticide residue analysis. She missed California, so in 2007 she moved to the Central Coast and opened Abalone Coast Analytical. “Local community and sustainability are very important to me,” says Amanda, “and I am always looking for places to volunteer my time and resources to this cause.”
Linda spent several decades working in the ranks of corporate America before moving to the Central Coast of California and becoming a literal treehugger. She quit her job and now owns and writes for Green Groundswell. Linda’s mission is to persuade other unlikely environmentalists like her to live more lightly on the Earth.
Tori is a nature lover, engineer, and geek girl. For a living, she designs commercial lighting fixtures using leading edge, highly energy efficient technology. Tori’s passion is to work locally on a grassroots level to stop development of fossil fuel infrastructure projects. She co-founded SLO350.org and ProtectPriceCanyon.org and is active in ProtectSLO.org.
Daniel Levi is an environmental psychologist who has been a professor at Cal Poly for over 30 years. He teaches courses in environmental psychology, teamwork, organizational behavior, and the psychology of technology. His varied environmental research interests include perception of environmental quality, human responses to hazards, ecotourism and the value of nature, historic preservation and managing sacred places, and promoting environmentally responsible actions.