Eden is a second-year master student pursuing a degree in Environmental Health Sciences. He is especially interested in climate change, environmental economics, and sustainability on both the corporate and community level. In his first year at UCLA, Eden worked at the Luskin Center for Innovation, helping to develop evaluation plans for grantees of the Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program. He did research and wrote on topics related to community-based sustainability. Currently, Eden is participating in the Patagonia Case Competition – a team-based contest that focuses on bringing innovative and sustainable solutions to the private sector. In addition to his master degree, Eden will graduate with a certificate for Leaders in Sustainability from the Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IoES).
Prior to his graduate studies, Eden received his bachelor degree in Environmental Science and Management from UC Davis and then worked in both the non-profit and private sector. Most notably, as the environmental specialist at an aerospace manufacturing facility, he maintained compliance with regulations and improved production sustainability. He was in charge of ensuring adherence to the site’s environmental management system, air and water standards, waste minimization projects, and energy saving efforts. Through these experiences, Eden gained an understanding of the role and importance of life cycle analysis, management involvement, accountability, transparency, and incentivization, in achieving a more sustainable product and process. After completing his graduate program, Eden hopes to utilize his knowledge and skill set to help make California more sustainable.