Faculty Advisory Cabinet

The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Faculty Advisory Cabinet comprises urban sustainability thought leaders from across campus. Members advise the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge on integrative and multidisciplinary strategies to advance urban sustainability solutions on regional and global scales that leverage the breadth and depth of urban sustainability expertise at UCLA.
 

Evelyn Blumenberg

Evelyn Blumenberg

• Professor, Urban Planning, Luskin School of Public Affairs

• Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies

 

Jeff Burke

Jeff Burke

• Professor In-Residence and Vice Chair, Theater
Associate Dean for Technology and Innovation, School of Theater, Film and Television

• Founding Executive Director, Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP)

 

Ann Carlson

Ann Carlson

• Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, School of Law

• Co-Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

 

 

Kyle Cavanaugh

Kyle Cavanaugh

• Assistant Professor, Geography, Division of Social Sciences and the Institute of Environment and Sustainability, Division of Physical Sciences

• Vice Director, Marine Center

 

Dana Cuff

Dana Cuff

• Professor, Architecture and Urban Design, School of the Arts and Architecture

• Director, cityLAB

 

 

Magali Delmas

Magali Delmas

• Professor, Management, Anderson School of Management and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Division of Physical Sciences

• Faculty Director, Impact@Anderson

• Director, Center for Corporate Environmental Performance

 

David Eisenman

David Eisenman

• ​​​Professor-in-Residence, Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health and Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine

• Director, Center for Public Health and Disasters

• Deputy Director for Community Partnerships, Center for Healthy Climate Solutions

 

Alex Hall

Alex Hall

• Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Division of Physical Sciences

• Director, Center for Climate Science

 

 

Ursula Heise

Ursula Heise

• Professor and Chair, English

• Interim Director (Co-Founder), Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS)

 

 

Shaily Mahendra

Shaily Mahendra

• Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Samueli School of Engineering

 

 

Juan Matute

Juan Matute

• Lecturer, Urban Planning, Luskin School of Public Affairs

• Deputy Director, Institute of Transportation Studies

 

 

Rebeca Méndez

Rebeca Méndez

• Professor and Chair, Design Media Arts, School of the Arts and Architecture

• Director and (Founder), CounterForce Lab

 

Ali Mosleh

Ali Mosleh

• Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Samueli School of Engineering

• Director, The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences

 

Jerry Nickelsburg

Jerry Nickelsburg

• Adjunct Professor, Economics, Anderson School of Management

• Faculty Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast

 

 

Paul Ong

Paul Ong

• Professor Emeritus, Urban Planning and Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs and Asian American Studies, Division of Social Sciences

• Director, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge

 

Laurent Pilon

Laurent Pilon

• Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Bioengineering, Samueli School of Engineering

• Program Director, Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

 

Stephanie Pincetl

Stephanie Pincetl

• Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Division of Physical Sciences

• Founding Director, California Center for Sustainable Communities

 

Gaurav Sant

Gaurav Sant

• Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Samueli School of Engineering

• Director, Institute for Carbon Management

 

Brad Shaffer

Brad Shaffer

• Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Division of Life Sciences and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Division of Physical Sciences

• Director, La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science and California Conservation Genomics Project

 

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

• Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs

• Director, Institute of Transportation Studies

 

Aradhna Tripati

Aradhna Tripati

• Associate Professor, Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Division of Physical Sciences

• Faculty Director and Founder, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

 

V. Kelly Turner

V. Kelly Turner

• Assistant Professor, Urban Planning, Luskin School of Public Affairs and Geography, Division of Social Sciences

• Interim Co-Director, Luskin Center for Innovation

 

Abel Valenzuela

Abel Valenzuela

• Professor, Urban Planning, Luskin School of Public Affairs and César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, Division of Social Sciences

• Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

 

Yifang Zhu

Yifang Zhu

• Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Division of Physical Sciences

• Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Fielding School of Public Health

• 
Associate Director, Center for Clean Air