Center for Diverse Leadership in Science



Three awarded by academic senate for diversity, equity and inclusion

Three individuals from the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science at UCLA have been honored with UCLA Academic Senate awards for diversity, equity and inclusion. One undergraduate, one graduate student and up to four faculty are awarded per academic year. Environmental science undergraduate student Venezia Ramirez, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science graduate student Alexandrea Arnold, and CDLS Founder...


Aradhna Tripati in UCLA Newsroom: Professor pays it forward by promoting diversity and environmental justice

Aradhna Tripati places such a high value on diversity, mentorship and community.  To expand her activities, Tripati formed the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science in 2017, creating the first university-based center for diversity in environmental science. Her longstanding dedication to inclusion has inspired donors’ support.


UCLA student and CDLS fellow recognized as 2019 William Sharpe Fellow

Leonard Washington, a Center for Diverse Leadership Fellow and undergraduate business student at UCLA, has been recognized as a 2019 William Share Fellow for Consulting. As a Sharpe Fellow, Lenny represents the top 2% of business students at UCLA. The William Sharpe Fellows Program was created in 2008 to support the career and professional development...


15 Early-Career Fellows Recognized For Their Leadership by CDLS

On November 20, 2019, the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science held a Fall Luncheon for recipients of Leadership Awards for the 2018 – 2019 year. At this celebration, the Center recognized a total of 15 early-career fellows. Early-career fellows received leadership awards for contributions to one or more categories: Community Engagement Programs, Dedication to...


Gefen Skolnick in The Pride LA

Gefen Skolnick spoke to The Pride LA about her experiences at UCLA and beyond. “I also work with the UCLA Center for Diverse Leadership in Science in order to work on similar initiatives, and am doing independent research under the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability in order to create tech that is low...