Diego Huerta graduated from the university of Arizona with a B.S. in Environmental Science (honors) with a focus on Society and the Environment and went on to pursue a Masters in Environmental Science in the Accelerated Masters Program. A Tucson native, Diego's research interests include phenology, pollution science, and environmental health. Diego worked as an research assistant on the Stone Canyon Herpetology project from summer 2016-2020, focusing his time on modeling the effects of urbanization on the three rattlesnake species that occur at the site and the collection of environmental data. During his spare time Diego enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing board games.