Erick Valdez

Education Manager
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Pronouns: He/Him
My favorite San Diego beer is:

Harland Brewing Company’s India Pale Whale

My favorite way to enjoy water is: by snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and admiring the plants and animals that call the water home.
I want to see a world where: communities band together to tackle environmental and climate issues to ensure that future generations get to appreciate nature in a pristine state.

Erick joined Coastkeeper in July 2023 as the education manager. His work focuses on the development and implementation of K-12 education programs.

Erick received his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from California State University Fullerton, where he researched how varying test item formats within virtual science tests affect students’ performance across a spectrum of English proficiency. Since 2017 he has been designing and leading K-12 STEM programs based out of Southern California. He hopes that his work in the informal education field can help students cultivate a love for science and engineering.

Erick enjoys experiencing nature in his spare time through hiking, camping, and snorkeling.

You can reach Erick at [email protected].