Rachel Carson College Faculty Fellows

Sikina Jinnah

Sikina Jinnah is Rachel Carson College's new faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.

Dr. Jinnah is an Associate Professor in the Politics Department, an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department, and a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Her research focuses on the shifting locations of power and influence in global environmental governance, and in particular the role of transnational actors in environmental decision-making. Her most recent projects examine how key norms in global climate politics shape power relations, the role of U.S. preferential trade agreements in shaping environmental policy in trading partner nations, and the politics of climate engineering governance. 

Andrew T Fisher
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Affiliations Environmental Studies Department, Ocean Sciences Department, Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5598, 831-459-4089
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Earth & Marine Sciences, A209
    • Earth & Marine Sciences A209
  • Office Hours varies by quarter
  • Mail Stop Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Mailing Address
    • E&MS Building, Room A232, 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Water, Hydrology, Geophysics, Geology, Geographic Information Systems, Climate Change, Oceanography, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Modeling, Water Policy and Management

Summary of Expertise

Hydrogeology, Water Resources, Crustal Studies, Heat Flow, Coupled Modeling, Geothermal Tool Development

Research Interests

* Surface water - groundwater interactions

* Hydrogeology and thermal evolution of oceanic crust, seamounts, ridge flanks, and convergent margins

* Numerical modeling of coupled flows

* Groundwater recharge

* Aquifer characterization, testing, facies controls on hydrologic properties

* Groundwater aquifer-marine interactions

* Long-term monitoring, geothermal instrumentation

Selected Publications


Teaching Interests

Geologic Principles
Groundwater Modeling
Topics in Hydrogeology