Cartoon Nawaphan Watanasirisuk

B.A. '21

Economics/Human Biology & Society

Cartoon is a senior double majoring in economics and human biology & society with a minor in environmental systems & society. She is interested in the intersection of sustainability and business, especially in corporate sustainability and impact investing. Through the Corporate Partners Program, she will be researching the effects of the events in 2020 on corporate sustainability reporting. She is also interested in the intersection of sustainability and healthcare, and as UCLA Health’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, she is working to help reduce the carbon footprint of UCLA’s healthcare system in alignment with the UC-wide goal of being carbon neutral by 2025. 

Last year Cartoon interned at LA Cleantech Incubator where she focused on evaluating seed stage greentech and circular economy startups. She holds a LEED Green Associate credential and is currently working with LEED Lab to help certify UCLA buildings under LEED O+M. On campus, she currently serves as the vice president of finance of Bruin Medical Entrepreneurs and CUBE.

In her free time, Cartoon enjoys yoga, national parks, and film photography.


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…