Current Student Researchers

Liam Chamberlin, Media Development Intern 

Liam Chamberlin is a first-year undergraduate student at Loyola Marymount University. He is a Screenwriting major with potential minors in English and Environmental Studies. Liam grew up in rural northeastern Washington, just outside the town of Republic. An avid skier and hiker, Liam plans to pursue his passion for the outdoors in his career as well as his personal life. He has joined CURes in order to contribute to environmental action and restorative justice on the LMU campus, in the greater Los Angeles area, and around the world.

Rebecca Davenport, Work Study Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Rebecca Davenport is a freshman at LMU from Caldwell, New Jersey. She is studying Biology and Environmental Science, with a focus in Wildlife Conservation. She hopes that her research at CURes will further her experience and interest in animal conservation.

Calvin Foss, Rains Undergraduate Research Fellow 

Calvin Foss is from San Francisco and a current physics major at LMU, as well as in the University Honors Program, in the Loyola Rugby Club, and in Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He is working with CURes in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program on analyzing hydrology and surface water velocity in the Ballona Freshwater Marsh. Calvin plans on using the research experience to further his exploration into academic endeavors. He hopes to go to graduate school for Biophysics and earn a doctorate, and then work in industry or as a professor at a university.

Arturo Jacobo, Social Media Intern 

Arturo is from San Diego, CA, and is a sophomore majoring in Urban Studies with a minor in International Relations. After LMU, he plans on attending law school!

DeLisa Madere, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

DeLisa is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University from Los Angeles, CA. She is a Biology Major and a Dance Minor. She works with CURes as an independent researcher along with Student Employment Services as an Office Coordinator. She has a love for animals as well as a passion for helping others and hopes to combine both of these aspects in a future career.

Grace Riggs, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Grace grew up on Vashon Island, Washington and is currently a freshman Biology major on the pre-med track. In addition to working for CURes, she also works as a tech in the Life Sciences stockroom and plays the French horn for a chamber ensemble in the music department.

David Ramirez, Independent Research Student, Hummingbird Torpor 

David is a freshman Biology major from Bellflower, CA. On campus, he is involved in the Resident Hall Association as Vice President for Rosecrans and saxophonist for the university choir. David is interested in being part of research to improve the outcome of the future for animals around the world. He wants to be involved as soon as possible because time is of the essence, and research experience is one step forward to a better tomorrow. He plans to become a zoologist and conduct independent research, as well as being a conservationist.

Matt Sheridan, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Matt grew up in Saratoga, California before coming to Los Angeles to attend LMU. He is a junior Biology major and he is interested in attending medical school after receiving his B.S. degree. Matt is an independent research student for CURes and an executive board member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.