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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211
209.946.2011

Who's in the Garden?

Ted and Chris Robb Garden is currently maintained by a variety of groups and individuals. Dr. Brunell, lead faculty advisor and Master Gardener, currently has eleven research students that work actively in the Ted and Chris Robb Garden. The garden also has three Garden Wellness Ambassadors that assist in its maintanence and production. Also there are many volunteers, primarily from the Garden Club, who assist in the garden's work. 

Past Research Students

Daniel Na

Daniel Na  

  • Year: Senior
  • Role: Previous Research Student
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Major: Pre-Dentistry
  • Learning about the complex planning that goes behind a garden. For example, you cannot plant tall plants eastwards to smaller ones and you never want to plant fancy looking gourds too close to the fence because people will jump over and steal your precious vegetables.

So Park

So Park
   

  • Year: Junior
  • Role: Previous Research Student
  • From: Korea
  • Major: Pre-Dentistry
  • Favorite part about gardening is how she could harvest the fruit they had grown!

Ariadna Hernandez

Ariadna Hernandez 

  • Year: Senior
  • Role: Previous Research Student
  • From: Stockton, California
  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Has been working in the Robb Garden as a research student since 2012 and was inspired to begin volunteering after taking Dr. Mark Brunell's California Flora course her junior year

Traci Mori

Traci Mori

  • Year: Junior
  • Role: Current Research student 
  • From: Fremont, California 
  • Major: Pre-Pharmacy and Biology
  • Favorite part about gardening is watching the plants grow

Emily Marien

  • Year: Junior
  • Role: Current Research student 
  • From: Pacific Grove, California 
  • Major: Pre-Pharmacy and Biology
  • Loves seeing small seeds grow into something beautiful

Yun-Hsuan Wu

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Role: Current Research student 
  • From: Modesto, California 
  • Major: Pre-Dental
  • Family has a farm and her mom loves to plant different things

Megan Fong

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Role: Current Research student 
  • From: Sunnyvale, California 
  • Major: Pre-Dental (3+3)
  • Ate her whole parents' garden when she was a child

Crystal Lee

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Role: Current Research student 
  • From: Diamond Bar, California 
  • Major: Pre-Dental (3+3)
  • Loves sunflowers a lot and wants to eventually learn how to have a whole garden of them

Morgan Sato

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Role: Current Research student 
  • From: Sacramento, California 
  • Major: Pre-Pharmacy (3+3)
  • Gardens with her mom in the backyard to try to work on fear of bugs

Matt Bertken

  • Year: Senior
  • Role: Current Research student 
  • From: San Mateo, California 
  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Interest stemmed from mother's garden and fascination with the outdoors. Dr. Brunell's California Flora course sealed the deal to work in the garden. 

Student Garden Coordinators

Ethan Castro, Coordinator of Marketing and Business

Ethan Castro

  • Year: Freshman
  • Role: Garden Marketing and Business Coordinator
  • From: Claremont, California
  • Major: Music Management
  • He has built planter boxes, grown artichokes, and even installed a sprinkler system

Jessica Robertson, Coordinator of Education and Garden Training

Jessica Robertson

  • Year: Freshman
  • Role: Garden Training and Education Coordinator
  • From: Torrance, California
  • Major: Environmental Studies
  • Volunteered at a marsh preserve with the task of maintaining the grounds and also spends a month every summer as a camp counselor for Pilgrim Pines camp

Nainesh Taylor, Coordinator of Planting and Grounds

Nainesh Tailor

  • Year: Freshman
  • Role: Garden Planting and Grounds Coordinator
  • From: Orlando, Florida
  • Major: Pre-Dental (2+3)
  • Has gardened with his family all of his life
  • Has grown chili and Japanese plums in his yard back home