- Ph.D. in Marine and Environmental Biology, University of Southern California
- B.S. in Biological Science, University of Southern California
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
With deep cultural ties to the oceans and a passion for environmental stewardship, Patrick Sun pursued a doctorate at the University of Southern California in Marine and Environmental Biology and continued training as a postdoctoral fellow in the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. His research examines differences in stress response to pollution and climate change in different populations, between sexes and at different ages. Research and professional development have taken him across the globe from local destinations such as Catalina and the Santa Cruz Islands to international locations such as Hong Kong and Thailand where he was instilled with a wonder of God and love for his people. Sun hopes to equip the next generation of environmental stewards who will safeguard our natural resources and the people that depend on those resources.