Miguel Ordeñana, who joined NHMLAC in April 2013, is an environmental educator and wildlife biologist. As a community science manager, Miguel promotes and creates community science projects, and recruits and trains participants. Miguel utilizes his mammal research background by conducting urban mammal research in L.A. and co-leads NHMLAC’s Southern California Squirrel Survey and Backyard Bat Survey. Miguel continues to work, locally and internationally, on carnivore research, including a jaguar project in Nicaragua. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California, and a M.S. in Ecology from the UC Davis.