My name is John Amiel Flores (he/him, they/them) and I am currently a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity at the University of California, Davis. My overarching research goal is to investigate and predict how climate change will affect the coral reef community ecology by understanding the interplay between the multiple scales of biology. In addition to investigating the effects of stressors on the ecophysiology of marine organisms, I am also interested in exploring relationships between community ecology and physiology. I want to examine the molecular and individual level responses to stressors and biological interactions as well as speculate the ecological implications of these responses.


Alongside my research aspirations, I have a love for mentorship and teaching. As a mentor, some of the most satisfying moments I experience are witnessing moments when things finally “click” as well as reflecting on the journey of growth. I will continue to mentor students interested in the marine sciences in hopes that my guidance will enrich their experience and help fuel their flames.


September 2021

September 2017 - June 2021

August 2013 - June 2017

University of California, Los Angeles

Advisor: Dr. Paul Barber

University of California, Davis

B. S. in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Honors, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity Department Citation Award, Dean's Honors List, BUSP and BUSP-HR alumni

Advisors: Dr. Rachael Bay, Dr. Anne Todgham, and Dr. Connie Champagne

Mt. Eden High School

Hayward, CA

Top 4 of Class

Cumulative GPA: 4.31