Ph. D. Geologist, Board President
University of California
Joyce R. Blueford, Ph. D. Geologist, Board President
University of California, Berkeley, A.B. Geology (1974)
University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D. Geology (1980)
Dr. Blueford leads the successful efforts to use locally-produced compost to restore hillsides in southern Alameda County that have been degraded by native oak forest destruction and overgrazing by cattle. Students and volunteers help work on the 200 acre reforestation project. As a geologist, she has worked on many projects understanding how sedimentary basins evolved through time, in the Pacific Ocean, California, Alaska, and Russia (Siberia and Sakhalin). Additionally, her attention is focused on scientific artifact preservation through the Children’s Natural History Museum, Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center, Fremont Earthquake Exhibit, and California Nursery Historical Park all managed by the Math Science Nucleus so children and the public can learn more about science and the environment.