California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Meet Our Team

Our mission at the CCSC is to provide assistance to California communities as they make the transition to greater urban sustainability on multiple fronts. Our leaders, researchers, collaborators, and support staff  work to provide insights, data, methods, models, case studies, research, tools and strategies to address challenges facing California communities today.

We serve as a resource for policy makers, stakeholders, environment advocates, journalists, and residents of the state.

Our work makes worthwhile reform possible in the areas of energy, water, and transportation management and it informs forward-thinking leadership within the state to make meaningful advances in California’s sustainability transition.  

Leadership

Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Chair, Environmental Science and Engineering; Founding Director and Professor

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Eric Fournier, PhD

Research Director

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, California Center for Sustainable Communities

Researchers

Erik Porse, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Robert Cudd, MPP

Research Analyst

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Hannah Gustafson

GIS Analyst, UCLA Energy Atlas

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Lauren Strug

GIS Programmer, UCLA Energy Atlas

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Julia Skrovan

Senior Public Analyst

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Visiting Scholars

Staff

Mary Hardin

Center Administrator and Social Media Coordinator

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Graduate Student

Sebastián Solarte

Analyzing the potential of community energy to promote local development, energy justice, and peace-building