Sam Pyros

Position Title

Environmental Policy and Management


Sam received her B.S. in Biology from California State University Stanislaus with an emphasis in Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, and a minor in Economics. During her undergraduate career, Sam researched the abundance of microplastics in mole crabs and their cystacanth parasites. She received her California Naturalist certification from assessing the effects of phosphorous on algae growth in different regions of a man-made body of freshwater. During her summers, Sam studied marine ecology in Baja, Mexico, and also studied International economics abroad in Poland. Sam will be specializing in Marine Resource Management and Politics & the Policy Process. She plans to pursue a career in Waste Management. On her off time, she loves to go running, biking, and trying new restaurants.