Erin Andreatta - Program Coordinator
Erin prepares and implements a variety of field-oriented tasks including invasive species control, reconnaissance and digital mapping, early detection/rapid response, contractor coordination and scheduling, field crew oversight, and oversees staff and volunteer field crews during stewardship projects. Prior to joining Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Erin worked for the Catalina Island Conservancy where she focused on removing established invasive plant populations, and later worked for California State Parks, where she was responsible for implementing restoration projects, removing invasive and non-native species, erosion control, trail maintenance, and monitoring rare and endangered species. Her work included restoration of coastal sage scrub in El Moro Canyon at Crystal Cove State Park, and dune habitat in Bolsa Chica and Huntington State Beaches. Erin has a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis, and a master's degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University. Erin also educates the public about the importance of tidepool ecosystems and marine protected areas through her job as a Tidepool Educator with the Laguna Ocean Foundation.