Employee of the Month

May 2015 Faculty of the Month

Jeff Watanabe with students in desert, and with a pair of big horns.Jeff Watanabe
Instructor
Environmental Studies and Biology Departments

Dr. Watanabe has been a teacher at Ohlone since 2004. He teaches in both the Environmental Studies and Biology Departments. His professional background is in marine ecology and he has done undersea research work in Florida, the Bahamas and Hawaii. His love of the outdoors and the environment has piqued his academic interest in environmental studies and his quest to discover sustainable solutions to mankindĀ¹s energy and environmental problems. He chairs the Sustainability Committee that organized Ohlone's Earth Week events.

Recently he returned from Ohlone's first ever study abroad trip to Baja California where he took a dozen students down the peninsula to study whales, marine and desert ecosystems, and learn about the people, environment, and economy of rural Baja California. Next year he plans to spend his sabbatical helping his sister start an organic farm in Hawaii.

Please join me in congratulating an outstanding member of the Ohlone family!

Jeff Watanabe diving with seals.


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