Donatella Zona, Ph.D.

College of Sciences

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

Dr. Zona is an assistant professor in ecology and climate change, and co-PI of the Global Change Research Group. Her research interests include: Impact of climate change on greenhouse gas emission, stress ecology, remote sensing, Arctic ecology, impact of climate change on methane emissions. GCRG website

Li An, Ph.D.

College of Arts & Letters


Department of Geography

Dr. Li An is a professor in SDSU’s geography department. His work focuses on understanding, envisioning and planning of Complex Human-Environment Systems to achieve improved sustainability. Dr. An’s research features a digital, high performance 4-D holographic methodology and integrates multidisciplinary type-varying and multi-scale data and models. Dr. An’s website

María Luisa Zúñiga, Ph.D.

College of Health & Human Services


School of Social Work

Epidemiologist Maria Luisa Zuniga conducts transnational and community-based participatory research to study the intersection of alcohol and drug use, mental health, sexual risk behaviors and self-care practices that contribute to poor health among diverse, vulnerable populations. Her focus is on the health of populations living in the U.S.-Mexico border region and individuals/communities impacted by migration. Dr. Zúñiga’s website