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Joseph Marrujo

Joseph Marrujo

University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Sociology

My name is Joseph Marrujo, I was born in Denver, Colorado and have lived in the state for my entire life. One would think that I love the cold, dry climate but it’s not my favorite thing about having grown up here–I do love the summers though when you can enjoy flower hikes in the mountains, rent kayaks for an hour, or just spend time with friends. I’m currently attending the University of Colorado at Boulder where I can still be relatively close to my mother and my grandfather, as well as two younger siblings whom I try to be a good role model for. While in Boulder, I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology [EBIO] and minors in Sociology, Astronomy, and Geology with hopes of having a career in the distinctive, interdisciplinary field of Astrobiology. As to be expected, some of my favorite activities in life include retaining an unusual amount of random facts (especially biology related), and observation: human beings, celestial bodies, and rocks in their natural habitats. Aside from that, I consider matters of social equity/security, conservation, and decolonization to be of the utmost importance to me and I plan on continuing to work today for a hopefully better tomorrow.

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