Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Leadership

Aradhna Tripati

Associate Professor, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Director & P.I.

IoES, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Rae Spriggs

Assistant Director

Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Krystle Cobian

PhD Candidate

Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Jessica Heckman

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Coastal resilience and equitable coastal decision making

Sylvia Hurtado

Professor; Advisor, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Higher Education Research Institute at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Jennifer Jay

Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Marilyn Raphael

Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Professor, Department of Geography

Shanna Shaked

Senior Associate Director for Physical Sciences Initiatives; Advisor, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Physics & Astronomy

Researchers

Brandon Hunter

Postdoctoral researcher

Columbia University, Center for Rural Enterprise & Environmental Justice

Past Researchers

Yama Dixit

Postdoctoral researcher

European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM)

Yan Zeng

Visiting professor

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Students

Elijah Catalan

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Harnessing eDNA to inform ocean justice

Jessica Heckman

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Coastal resilience and equitable coastal decision making

Danielle Hoague

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Improving public health through scientific knowledge and community exchange

Paige Hoel

Graduate Student

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Arely López

Undergraduate Student

Geography and Political Science

Zoe Pierrat

Graduate Student

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Carolyn Rodriguez

Graduate Student

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Hannah Tandy

Graduate Student

Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences

Rob Ulrich

Graduate Student

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Tanner Waters

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Using environmental DNA for marine restoration and conservation

Past Students

Leo Albea

Undergraduate Student

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

Valeree Catangay

Undergraduate Student and UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

Biao Chang

Graduate student

China University of Geosciences

Marcus Enriquez

Undergraduate student

California State University, Los Angeles

Emma Finn

Undergraduate Student and UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

Joslyn Santana

Undergraduate Student

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

Board of Advisors

Toni Antonucci

Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Program Director and Research Professor in the Life Course Development Program at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Fredrick Anyanwu

Chief Development Officer

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Taj Eldridge

Senior Director of Investment, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Catherine Flowers

Founder and Director, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice; Professor of Practice, Duke University

Mark Gold

Director; Deputy Secretary

Ocean Protection Council at the California Natural Resources Agency; Oceans and Coastal Policy

Edward Greene

Former Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV, United Nations

James Jackson

Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, and research professor at the Institute for Social Research

University of Michigan

Monic Uriarte

Community Organizer and Health Promoter

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Affiliates

Aradhna Tripati

Associate Professor, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Director & P.I.

IoES, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Mike Alfaro

Associate Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Paul Barber

Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Alan Barreca

Graduate Faculty Mentor; Associate Professor, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Faculty Fellow

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

David Colgan

Director of Communications

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Heidy Contreras

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, University of La Verne

Robert Eagle

Assistant Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Peggy Fong

Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Priya Ganguli

Assistant Professor

California State University, Northridge

Noah Garrison

Environmental Science Practicum Director & Director of Undergraduate Initiatives

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Alex Hall

Professor

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Sylvia Hurtado

Professor; Advisor, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Higher Education Research Institute at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

David Jacobs

Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jasper Kok

Associate Professor

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Hosea Nelson

Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cully Nordby

Associate Director

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Chair, Environmental Science and Engineering; Founding Director and Professor

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Marilyn Raphael

Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Professor, Department of Geography

Pablo Saide

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

Gaurav Sant

Associate Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dan Totheroh

Affiliate

Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

Pamela Yeh

Assistant Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

people

The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science combines mentorshipfinancial support, and skills training. Our fellows work in diverse research teams and are part of a diverse community of scientists which fosters social belonging. As part of their participation, fellows engage in community outreach and serve as ambassadors, while the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s communications team works to amplify their voices.

Situated in Los Angeles, UCLA offers unparalleled opportunities for reaching diverse communities. With 224 languages spoken in the city, no majority population, and 40 % of its residents born outside the United States, it is hard to find a city anywhere in the world with such cultural and ethnic richness. Our Center’s faculty and students embrace and value this diversity, and have received national and international recognition for their efforts on behalf of diversity and the scientific breakthroughs it has enabled.