B.S. in Environmental Science


2024 IoES Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, June 16th 2024, 1:30 PM
Location: Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Graduates should arrive by 12:30 PM; doors open for guests at 1:00 PM

Ceremony begins at 1:30 PM.

Keynote Speaker

Rita Kampalath, Ph.D., P.E.
Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Office

Rita joined the County of Los Angeles’s Chief Sustainability Office in June 2017 as a Sustainability Program Director for the office. She supports development and implementation of the County’s first sustainability plan, in addition to providing policy support for other County sustainability-related initiatives. In May 2022, she was appointed Acting Chief Sustainability Officer and in August 2023 she became the official Chief Sustainability Officer.  Prior to joining the County, Rita was the Science and Policy Director of the non-profit Heal the Bay where she oversaw advocacy and research projects related to water quality and water resources, and guided the development of Heal the Bay’s positions on a wide range of policy issues. Before joining Heal the Bay, Rita worked for Geosyntec Consultants on a range of water quality projects, primarily focusing on stormwater. Rita received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University, and an M.S. in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in civil/environmental engineering from UCLA.


For cap and gowns, please visit UCLA Commencement.

For academic eligibility questions or for more information about the College ceremony, click HERE.

Graduating Seniors: Remember to declare your Degree Expected Term via MyUCLA and check your MyUCLA page for graduation announcements and ticket information. Students with a Degree Expected Term of Spring or Summer are automatically included for the Spring Commencement; Fall quarter graduates will need to file a Special Inclusion Petition.

Graduating seniors: For a graduation check for the Environmental Science major, please make an appointment with Royce.