Hello, hello! My name is Louis Cimmino – I’m an undergraduate forestry student at UC Berkeley, and I’m so thrilled to be serving District 3 this year as its SAF Student Executive Committee representative! Originally from the northeast, I’ve been so fortunate to have experienced forests across the country – and across all of SAF’s districts! – throughout my life so far. As a student, I am most passionate about researching and studying California Indigenous ecological traditions, payment for ecosystem service programs, and the intersections of agriculture and forest management. Forestry means the world to me, so I can’t wait to begin connecting with student members across the district and country to spread the excitement!
From the website editor – The SAF Student Executive Committee (SEC), composed of 11 student members, one from each SAF voting district, enhances the engagement of student members and organizes student activities during the national convention. The chair of the SEC also represents students during the House of Society Delegates meeting and as a non-voting member of the SAF Board of Directors. Positions roll over annually with term from June 1 through May 31.
California SAF also wants to thank Emily Thyroff for her work as our former District 3 student rep. Emily’s term ended May 31st.