Donor profile: Erik Edmonds

Erik Edmonds

Erik Edmonds (’06, Earth Systems Science & Policy) has continued his support of CSU Monterey Bay with a combined gift of $30,000 to CSUMB Athletics and IfAME, the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology. The portion directed to IfAME includes funds for capstone research.

Edmonds said he hoped his contribution would inspire other alumni to make gifts. “I’m a big believer in my university, CSUMB, and I really think it’s important for alumni, who have the opportunity, to give back,” he said. “That place made such a difference in my life, and I want to return the favor.”

Edmonds also received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida in 2009, and followed that with post-graduate studies in environmental law at the University of Auckland.

He works as an analyst for Supervisor Mark Stone of Santa Cruz County and serves on two county commissions, the boards of Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and the CSUMB Alumni Association. In his spare time, he enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons.