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SMBRC: Staff

Meet the Staff

Guangyu Wang, Ph.D.

Chief Administrative Director

Guangyu joined the SMBRP in 1991, shortly after he graduated from UCLA with a doctoral degree in Biology. As Chief Administrative Director of the Commission, he is responsible for coordinating and executing the meetings of the Commission's Governing Board (GB) and affiliated Committees/Council, overseeing grant management assistance to the SWRCB for bond-funded projects, collaborating and supporting the efforts of the Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program (SMBNEP), and in coordination with the Bay Foundation (TBF) and other SMBNEP partners, overseeing, monitoring, and reporting the progress in carrying out SMBNEP's annual work plan tasks. Guangyu serves as a member of several committees and advisory panels, and promotes their contribution to the restoration of Santa Monica Bay.

Contact Guang-yu: Guangyu.Wang@waterboards.ca.gov, 213/576-6639

Caitlin Gray

Environmental Scientist

Caitlin joined the SMBRC in October 2019. She received her B.S. in Conservation Biology and Ecology from Arizona State University and had experience in conducting biological field investigations and ecological restoration projects. She has also worked as a scientific aid for the Site Cleanup Program at the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. As Environmental Scientist with the SMBRC, her duties include supporting the administrative functions of the SMBRC, acting as a grant manager for state bond-funded projects, collaborating with The Bay Foundation (TBF) and other partners of the Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program (SMBNEP) in carrying out and reporting on the progress of annual work plan tasks, compiling monitoring data, performing research and analysis, and preparing reports and briefing documents related to issues in the Santa Monica Bay watershed. Caitlin is passionate about creating resilient and equitable communities and protecting and restoring our environment.

Contact Caitlin: Caitlin.Gray@Waterboards.ca.gov, (213) 576-6647