Emma Barnosky

Emma Barnosky

Ph.D. Candidate; Graduate Coordinator, LENS

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Environmental decision making & theories of societal change

Emma is a PhD candidate working with Dr. Boyd and Dr. Heise. She is interested in nature-society relations at the urban-wild interface, and her dissertation work is specifically focused on wildfire planning and response in California. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages with a minor in Anthropology from Colorado College, and has experience working with tech startups, nonprofits, and entertainment agencies. She hopes to use her current research and previous experience to bring together the diverse perspectives necessary to facilitate solutions to pressing environmental issues.


Grand Theft Eco: Environmental Futures of Los Angeles

Grand Theft Eco: Environmental Futures of Los Angeles is a creative film project that repurposes the game engine and design of the video game Grand Theft Auto V to explore possible eco-futures of Los Angeles in the year 2050.

the circular economy: reduce, reuse and recycle

The Circular Economy: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The circular economy has come to the foreground as a promising means through which to achieve sustainable development. Despite the wealth of literature and action plans centered around the circular…