Behind the Scenes

Imani Ware talking about her environmental mobile tiny home project

A Student with Drive

Many of our students across campus are tackling climate change and climate justice. When we learned that astrophysics student Imani Ware was designing an eco-friendly, off-grid and resilient mobile tiny home, we knew we had to capture her work on camera. Ware — who has never done anything like this project before — prioritized using repurposed, recycled and renewable materials and supplies. Strategic Marketing and Communications videographer Juan Montes and staff writer Kanaga Rajan caught up with her as she prepared to attend the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon. Watch the video, “Driven to Help the Planet.”

Juan Montes navigating a student in front of a mini-van


Director Juan Montes framing and directing a shot with a student
a group of smiling researchers at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus

Over the river and through the woods

Photographer Nick Cahill and SF State Magazine creative director Barbara Stein made the long drive up into the mountains to shoot at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus this June. While there, they captured faculty and student scientists studying how a meadow can capture greenhouse gases as well as the rustic splendor of the Field Campus and the surrounding area.

a wooden door with a branch aesthetic on the front
a landscape of a channel of water surrounded by lush grass, trees and snowy mountains

Bonus Content

Raymond LeBeau walking on the road with a traffic slow curve sign in the foreground

Slowing Down, Seeing More

In a website-exclusive interview, alumnus geologist Raymond LeBeau's (M.S., '23) lifetime of observing served him well as a student researcher at SNFC.