Ashley Fernando

B.S. '21

Environmental Science

Ashley is a fourth-year UCLA student studying Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering. Through the Corporate Partners Program, Ashley is working with the GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub to research the impacts of 2020 events on trade in agricultural commodities. She has worked on sustainability consulting projects through Net Impact, UCLA’s premier social impact consulting organization, and through SeedLA, a nonprofit environmental consulting group based in Los Angeles. With UCLA Sustainability Action Research, she is currently working with the Plastic Policy Implementation Team to reduce plastic waste generated by dining and catering services on the UCLA campus. She is also a student researcher at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, working with light pollution experts and CalTrans to make L.A.’s public lighting systems more wildlife-friendly. Ashley is driven by her goals to make sustainability more accessible to all through sustainability consulting and advocating for green infrastructure. Outside of school and work, she enjoys cooking, baking, and caring for her houseplants!


resilience: 2020-2021 focus

Resilience: 2020-2021 Focus

In the face of widespread changes brought about by COVID-19, record-breaking wildfires across the west coast, and one of the most active Atlantic tropical storm seasons on record, the importance…