UC Merced
Student Research Assistant

Mark has worked in community parks and projects to preserve the environment. He has participated in the Student Conservation Association in Oakland, California. With a team of other students they would camp across the Bay Area to do conservation work in parks. With his high school physics teacher and other students they worked on an aquaponics tank to grow plants and vegetables from the waste of Tilapia.

UC Water Connection: 

A third year student at UC Merced, Mark Hernandez joined UC Water as a web content developer and videographer.


Mark is an undergraduate at the University of California Merced with a major in Biology. Coming from the Bay Area and a college preparatory high school, Mark’s interest in the environment and life has driven him to find a research university where he plans to also receive a minor in environmental science. In his free time, Mark loves to hike and play music on his guitar.