Taya Lazootin


Taya LazootinLecturer of Geography
Storm Hall 306C | [email protected]

Taya Lazootin teaches physical and environmental geography courses at SDSU. Her research interests include water quality and habitat conservation. As a graduated student she evaluated nutrient pollution and retention in Escondido Creek and its potential impacts on the San Elijo Lagoon and Swamis MPA. Taya is also experienced in ecological monitoring and animal husbandry. Her current passions and interests include studying the impacts of plastic on wildlife and the relationship between human activity and climate change. Her courses include field trips to Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Pure Water Project in San Diego and to local beaches to study how marine debris, particularly plastic, affects marine and coastal habitat.

  • M.S., San Diego State University, 2015
  • Teaching Credential, CSU San Marcos, 2002
  • B.A., San Diego State University, 2000
  • GEOG 101: Earth’s Physical Environment
  • GEOG 101L: Earth’s Physical Environment Lab
  • GEOG 102: People, Places, and Environment
  • GEOG 370: Conservation Science and Policy
  • GEOG 375: Environmental Hydrology
  • GEOG 574: Water Resources