Graham Sustainability Institute

Bella Mayorga

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Bella graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. She is currently a first-year master's student in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan pursuing a dual-track degree in Environmental Informatics and Conservation Ecology. She will complete her graduate thesis in Puerto Rico studying the nutritional diversity provided by subsistence farming at different scales of tropical coffee production. In her undergrad, she completed a research project at the University of California, Santa Cruz studying the local and landscape drivers of urban bird diversity and abundance in community-managed gardens of coastal California. Bella's broad interests in sustainability include habitat restoration, wildlife conservation, food systems, urban ecology, and renewable energy systems. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, running, redesigning second-hand clothing, and plant-based cooking.