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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.

Leadership

aradhna tripati

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

Rae Spriggs

Assistant Director

Center for Diverse Leadership in Science
krystle cobian

Krystle Cobian

PhD Candidate

Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
sylvia hurtado

Sylvia Hurtado

Professor; Advisor, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

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

Jennifer Jay

Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
marilyn raphael

Marilyn Raphael

Interim Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Professor, Department of Geography
shanna shaked

Shanna Shaked

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

Physics & Astronomy

Researchers

Past Researchers

yama dixit

Yama Dixit

Postdoctoral researcher

European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM)
justin valliere

Justin Valliere

Research Fellow

University of Western Australia, ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration
yan zeng

Yan Zeng

Visiting professor

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Students

paige hoel

Paige Hoel

Graduate Student

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
rob ulrich

Rob Ulrich

Graduate Student

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Past Students

Leo Albea

Undergraduate Student

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA
valeree catangay

Valeree Catangay

Undergraduate Student and UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA
biao chang

Biao Chang

Graduate student

China University of Geosciences
emma finn

Emma Finn

Undergraduate Student and UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA
joslyn santana

Joslyn Santana

Undergraduate Student

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

Board of Advisors

Toni Antonucci

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

taj eldridge

Taj Eldridge

Senior Director of Investment, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

catherine flowers

Catherine Flowers

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

mark gold

Mark Gold

Director; Deputy Secretary

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

Edward Greene

Former Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV, United Nations

james jackson

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

Monic Uriarte

Community Organizer and Health Promoter

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Affiliates

aradhna tripati

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

Mike Alfaro

Associate Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
paul barber

Paul Barber

Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
alan barreca

Alan Barreca

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

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
david colgan

David Colgan

Director of Communications

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
robert eagle

Robert Eagle

Assistant Professor

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

Peggy Fong

Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
priya ganguli

Priya Ganguli

Assistant Professor

California State University, Northridge
noah garrison

Noah Garrison

Environmental Science Practicum Director & Director of Undergraduate Initiatives

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
alex hall

Alex Hall

Professor

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
sylvia hurtado

Sylvia Hurtado

Professor; Advisor, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science

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

David Jacobs

Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
jasper kok

Jasper Kok

Associate Professor

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
hosea nelson

Hosea Nelson

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

Chemistry and Biochemistry
cully nordby

Cully Nordby

Associate Director

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
stephanie pincetl, phd

Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Chair, Environmental Science and Engineering; Founding Director and Professor

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA
marilyn raphael

Marilyn Raphael

Interim Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Professor, Department of Geography
ioes welcomes 3 new environmental scientists to ucla

Pablo Saide

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
gaurav sant

Gaurav Sant

Associate Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering
pamela yeh

Pamela Yeh

Assistant Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology