Lecturer, Environmental Studies and Anthropology

Dr. Matthea Cremers interests focus on gender and the environment. Her approach to teaching is truly interdisciplinary and, in every course, integrates elements of race, class, gender, and sustainability.  Connecting the university with the local community, she works as an internship coordinator and volunteer at the South Coast Railroad Museum at Goleta Depot. As a community activist, she was part of the successful effort to preserve the Ellwood Mesa and the Coronado Butterfly Preserve (and continues to be an active member of the advisory committee of the Land Trust for Santa Barbara Country). She prides herself in using her bicycle as a major source of transportation.  In her free time, she is a basket maker especially exploring the use of natural materials available in the local environment.

Select EH Courses: Gender and the Environment and Environmental Justice