Hello! My name is Mackenzie Peich, I am a third year Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major with a minor in Global Sustainability from Chino CA. I love to hike, drink overpriced coffee, and hang out with my six dogs. In my years at UCI I have been involved with the Center for Environmental Biology assisting in both research and education concerning environmental and sustainability issues. I now work with a non-profit organization, Crystal Cove Alliance, where I have continued to do informal science education. With my interest in ecology and sustainability I am hoping to witness first hand conservation efforts and sustainability practices of one of the most sustainable countries in the world. I am very excited to work with such a great team and lend my ecological perspective, as well as gain their diverse perspectives.