Cal State San Marcos arts and technology student Luke Bisagna was recently honored with an Emmy Award at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest (NATAS-PSW) annual awards gala, held this year in Palm Springs. He won the Emmy for Audio for his work on Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland, which covers the history of the national park as well as the ongoing threats it faces from pollution, fires, and global warming. The documentary was created by Palomar College Television and directed and produced by Bill Wisneski. In preparation for the project, Luke recorded sound throughout the park – wildlife, wind, trees, and foliage. His goal was to convey the natural soundscape visitors experience while also reflecting the changing environment.

NATAS-PSW has previously recognized Luke for his work on Larger Than Life: The Story of the Northern Elephant Seal and Threatened: The Controversial Struggle of the Southern Sea Otter. Learn more about NATAS-PSW at