Edith de Guzman
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Edith B. de Guzman is a true Bruin who returns to UCLA for her Ph.D. after earning a master’s in Urban Planning and a bachelor’s in History/Art History. Edith investigates best practices for the sustainable transformation of the Los Angeles region and has led or been a core team member on groundbreaking research, demonstration projects, and public planning on such efforts as the Greening Plan for Inglewood and Lennox; City of Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Plan; an extensive study tour of Australian capital cities focused on their historic Millennium Drought and lessons for California; and a behavior change study identifying community-specific benefits and barriers to fostering tree stewardship among urban residents. She co-founded and directs the Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary, national partnership of universities, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and government agencies focused on designing data-driven, inclusive strategies for cooling neighborhoods using trees and highly reflective surfaces. She recently finished a stint as Director of Research at Los Angeles-based nonprofit TreePeople. When not working or studying, she can be found hiking, playing guitar, or making art. Learn more at edithdeguzman.com and dearantler.com.