Who are we?
I am an Associate Professor in Biology and Science Education at Western Washington University. Originally from Mexico City, I have found my second home in the Pacific Northwest with my wife Lisa, our wonderful son Ethan Alonso, the memory of our beloved daughter Alima Celia and our dog Koura. My research interests involve the interaction between marine animals and their environment. My work has been conducted on whales, dolphins and now seals; however, I am also interested in any questions related to marine ecology and conservation. I love playing soccer and the guitar, and a good hike in a remote place. More Information about Alejandro.
Graduate students are the field leaders that collect most of the data in our lab. They are also the immediate supervisors of our field and lab assistants. Graduate students conduct independent research to obtain their MSc degrees and to later publish their work.
- You can find information on our current graduate students in the current grad students page.
- The work conducted by past graduate students is found in the past grad students page.
- If you are interested to join our lab, check the grad studies info page.
Western undergraduate students are encouraged to conduct independent studies in our lab to gain experience in science. Usually, they begin by helping as field or lab assistants and afterwards conduct their own study.