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Portuguese Bend w/ Maggie Switek {Economics}

  • Crenshaw Boulevard & Burrell Lane Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275 United States (map)

Feeling tide down? Not shore if you can make it another weekend without some great sea-nery? Well then look no further! We'll be bringing you sweet views of the southern California coastline and new friends (both aquatic and otherwise) as we trek along Portuguese Bend and explore some of Palos Verdes' finest tidepools with Professor Maggie Switek, tide permitting! Plus, word on the street is that she’ll bring her dog ( a German shepherd)!!

PACKING LIST:

  • Sunscreen

  • Water—please bring plenty, the trail is very exposed!!

  • Pack a lunch! We’ll eat it by the beach and/or tidepools!

  • WAIVERS



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PEAK: Portuguese Bend

DIFFICULTY: 3/5

SCENERY: On the trails we'll be treated to sweeping views of the Palos Verdes coastline and the Pacific Ocean. At the tidepools we'll come face-to-face with some of said ocean's cutest critters: starfish, urchins, anemones, and some phat sea hares.

FUN FACT: There are at least three races of birds resident on the peninsula that are found nowhere else except the Channel Islands!


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PROFESSOR: Maggie Switek

DEPARTMENT: Economics

RATE MY PROFESSOR: “She is an amazing person and an even better professor!”

Dr. Switek received both an M.A and Ph.D in Economics from USC after completing her undergraduate degree at Universidad de las Americas - Puebla. She has worked at Cornerstone research and IZA, and is fluent in Spanish and Polish. Her research focuses on life satisfaction and development economics.


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TRIP LEAD: Lisa

Contact Lisa! derafols@usc.edu

Read Lisa’s bio!


ADDRESS: Crenshaw Boulevard & Burrell Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275