Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA was brought together as a means of challenging the white-dominated conventions of the contemporary environmentalism movement by promoting and co-creating a healing space for marginalized identities to unpack, discuss, and organize for diversity and inclusivity within the mainstream environmentalism movement.

Fellowships

Fellowships are at the core of our center, and create pathways into leadership. Our fellows are provided with financial support and engage in research, mentorship, and outreach. 

EPA Urban Waters Civic Action Project 2017

We will address water quality threats from urban runoff pollution in under-served communities in Los Angeles through the engagement of high school students in watershed observations, data collection, and civic action. 

Research

Our fellows work in research teams to advance skills and solve environmental problems through hands-on experience. 

Communications

We amplify the voices of diverse environmental scientists. Our Center members engage in media communication, and in discussions of climate change and environmental issues with various sectors.

Community outreach

Our community outreach includes visiting schools, hosting groups for tours, mentorship, and research experience for high school students and teachers and members of the public.