I am an “interface specialist.” Trained in both science and policy, I work to bridge the gap between research and practical solutions. I believe that solving our most pressing challenges, such as climate change, requires active work at the interface between science and society. It is at this interface that innovation and solutions are possible.
You can contact me through one of my professional affiliations (see below). Clicking through will also provide more information on my activities.
Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability
The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability is a network designed to encourage greater coordination and cooperation at the local and regional levels by bringing together leadership from government, the business community, academia, labor, environmental and community groups. The purpose of this collaboration is to share information, foster partnerships, and develop system-wide strategies to address climate change and promote a green economy through sustainable communities.
UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions
The UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions is dedicated to catalyzing solutions to the threats and consequences of global climate change by bridging the gap between science and society. The CCCS facilitiates cross-disciplinary research on technological and science-based solutions to the causes and consequences of climate change. Through the use of outreach specialists trained in science and policy, the CCCS communicates between scientists and decision-makers. The CCCS is committed to educating current and future leaders in global decision-making strategies through workshops, symposia, courses, online resources, and innovative curriculum. The CCCS: partnering with scientists, policy-makers, businesses, and community leaders to bring about positive, sustainable solutions to the challenges of global climate change.
C2Si works with post-conflict, transitional, and developing countries to prepare and adapt to the impacts of climate change, build capacity for conserving biodiversity and resolving environmental problems, and capitalize on natural resources and ecosystem services, to achieve environmental and economic security.