Dr. Erim Gómez is an assistant professor of wildlife biology at the University of Montana, where he leads the Charismatic Minifauna Lab. Gómez is a bilingual first-generation college graduate and proud of his parent’s farm working and immigrant roots. He is a past award winner of the Bullitt Environmental Leadership Fellowship and now serves on the Board of the Bullitt Foundation.

He formerly worked as Co-Director of Southern Oregon University’s Ecology Center of the Siskiyous, where co-led an effort to pass a green-tags initiative to offset the university’s carbon footprint. Gómez holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Southern Oregon University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University. Gómez is a habitat ecologist, and his research interest research interests included the conservation of threatened and endangered species, the ecology and management of freshwater ecosystems, and of course conservation and ecology or charismatic minifauna.

He is the founding advisor of UM’s Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.