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Akiva Garfield

Akiva Garfield
Position at AIO: 
Oceanographic teaching staff
Number of Summers Working at AIO: 
2nd summer
I'm from: 
Oneonta, NY
Right now I live in: 
New Paltz, NY
My favorite area of study is: 
Geology and Astronomy
When I'm not at AIO, I spend the rest of the year: 
hiking, swimming and snowboarding!

Akiva Garfield is back as a teaching staff member this year after graduating from  SUNY New Paltz in New York  with a BS in Geology and a minor in Astronomy.  He has spent time identifying areas of erosion and other threats to streams in Delaware County.  Last summer he was a Watershed Steward with the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership where he worked at educating boat owners on preventative actions to avoid spreading invasive species of plants.  Akiva has also spent many years lifeguarding and is a competitive swimmer.  This year, Akiva has started rock climbing and working at the SUNY planetarium as well.  Welcome back to the staff, Akiva!