University of California Santa Barbara and Smithsonian Institution Scholar
Anthony Julian Gomez is currently a biology major attending Ventura community college. He will soon be attending CSU Humboldt with a major in wildlife biology. Anthony is passionate about the natural world, enjoys learning about the biodiversity that surrounds us and is devoted to protecting it. Thanks to the UCSB-Smithsonian Scholars program Anthony has gotten closer to accomplishing his dream of being a field biologist. As a first generation Mexican American college student with a humble start, Anthony faced opposition and adversity around almost every corner of his life. He is truly grateful to be a part of Earth Optimism and looking forward to participating in the summit.