Hello my name is Sebastian!
I am a graduated Ohio State alumni with a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience looking to get my Masters in Stem Education! I love the outdoors and being outside so joining EEOB 2210 was a no brainer for me, I have a deep respect for the plant life around me and I believe that everyone should as well. One of my goals in teaching students will be to leave students with a deeper respect for the Earth around us because it is the only one we have.
I am also a strong advocate for the rights of Indigenous people and their land returned to them. As someone who comes from Indigenous people, the land around us is sacred and should be treated as such. Everyone should understand that the land surrounding us are cherished by people who only want to see the Earth prosper rather than it torn apart by short term monetary gains that will only doom us. It is us, the people who love nature and Earth to do fight back against climate change and the ones who allow it to happen. Refer to the link in the box above to learn more.
My coat of arms represents a part of my family who are farm workers and the appreciation of the earth for bearing the fruit that help sustain life all around us.
Here are some of my favorite plants!
Cempazúchitl (Tagetes erecta) are a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. The Aztecs gathered the wild plant as well as cultivating it for medicinal, ceremonial and decorative purposes. It is wildly used in the celebration of Día de los Muertos as a way of communicating and honoring lost loved ones.
Blue Agave (Agave tequilana) is an agave plant that belongs to the family Asparagaceae. It is most well known for being the main ingredient in tequila but it has many interesting qualities associated with it. They can often take a decade to grow and have been known for being able to face harsh climates within that decade. They are currently being studied for their potential use in germplasm conservation and in biotechnology to better anticipate the economic effects of global climate change. More on that can be found here.