Current Staff

RCG Staff

Organized Alphabetically by last name and management level. To see a list of previous staff members, click here.

We refer to our students as staff, not volunteers even though they do not receive financial compensation for their work and time through CSA or RCG.

Project Code Key:

  • AD - Anaerobic Digestor
  • AP - Aquaponics
  • GG - General Garden
  • MT - Marketing Team
  • TM - Technical Management
  • SF - Silvo Forestry

Alumni & Staff Advisers

These are Staff members who have graduated from and work for the University. Each member provides assistance in their departmental specializations.

Andrew Liedholm - Computer Science for Agriculture Adviser

UCSD Class of 2013 - Philosophy and Cognitive Science (B.A.) -- History Department Information Technology Office

Website: http://www.andrewliedholm.com/index.html

[Biography]

Computer Science for Agriculture

TM

Zachary Osborn - Roger's Community Garden Adviser

UCSD Class of 2013 - Biochemistry (B.S) -- Bioregional Center Communications

Email: zosborn@ucsd.edu

As our staff lesion, Zack has been instrumental in augmenting the roles and capacity of our space. In 2018, Zack held a series of meetings with the university planning committees and chancellorship, resulting in our acceptance as a student-run research space and enabling for the raising and implementation of livestock on our campus.

At the same time, Zack has worked tirelessly alongside out Global Food Initiative and Carbon Neutrality Initiative fellows to advance the climate-change goals of the UCOP.

Furthermore, Zack has been instrumental in translating RCG technologies and research to partners like the Ocean View Growing Grounds community garden, in addition to professors in both the Urban Studies and Planning department and who work on environmental studies. Lastly, he has also been bringing elementary and middle school students to the garden alongside bringing lessons we learn to these students in order for them to learn about organic gardening and computer science.

Roger's Community Garden

Computer Science for Agriculture

Project Leads

These are undergraduate Staff who have proposed and are spearheading a project.

Luke Lindgren - Aquaponics and Silvo Forestry Lead

UCSD Class of 2020 - Nanoengineering (B.S) w/ Neuroscience Minor

Email: llindgre@ucsd.edu

2019 GFI Fellow

Joining the RCG team in Winter 2018, Luke had grand ambitions for an automated aquaponic greenhouse. Taking lead in an old, unfinished project, his goal was to make the system even more advanced than the on he had at home, monitoring more than just temperature and pH in real time. Once this first project was underway, he asked, "Is there anything crazier I can build?" and so the decision was made to build a chicken aviary as well.

A San Diego native, Luke has raised chickens and tilapia at home since his freshman year of high school. He's participated in several science fairs to demonstrate that sustainable agriculture can solve more than just global food crises.

Furthermore, Luke is the only green thumb in his family, and drives both his parents and roommates insane with the number of houseplants he has, which he argues is still not enough "for research purposes".

Computer Science for Agriculture

AP/TM/SF

Enid Partika - Anaerobic Digester Lead

UCSD Class of 2020 - Environmental Chemistry (B.S.)

Email: epartika@ucsd.edu

2018 & 2019 CNI Fellow

Part of Engineers For A Sustainable World (ESW), Enid has been working on an anaerobic biodigester and biogas purification system at RCG since 2016. With her biogas project, Enid hopes to sequester carbon and produce a more reliable, yet still carbon-neutral form of energy for RCG's nanogrid. Furthermore, Enid aims to automate this system with help from CSA, increasing the amount of processed waste. In addition, Enid has worked with RCG members to establish a comprehensive food waste collection and measurement system for restaurants at Price Center and around the UCSD campus.

Originally from the Bay Area, Enid is an avid jogger and hiker, and has spent a lot of time in the forests of Northern California.

Roger's Community Garden

AD/TM

Will Tanaka - Compost Lead

UCSD Class of 2021 - Nanengineering (B.S.)

Email: wtanaka@ucsd.edu

[Biography]

[Headshot]

Roger's Community Garden

GG/TM

Outreach

RCG staff who you can contact if interested in joining the team or would like to purchase any of our products.

Maddie Liu - Head of Recruitment and Outreach

UCSD Class of 2020 - Nanengineering (B.S.)

Email: myliu@ucsd.edu

[Biography]

[Headshot]

Computer Science for Agriculture

MT

Abigail Sanford - Head of Marketing

UCSD Class of 2020 - Environmental Systems (B.S.)

Email: ahsanfor@ucsd.edu

[Biography]

[Headshot]

Roger's Community Garden

Computer Science for Agriculture

MT

Staff

RCG staff members who work on our various projects around the garden or in non-project departments.