Jared Coffelt

Assessing the socioeconomic drivers and outcomes of the implementation and use of sustainable infrastructure

Jared Coffelt is a PhD student in the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in chemical engineering and minors in chemistry and economics. During his time there, he conducted research on electrochemical reactors and methods to electrify the chemical manufacturing industry. Jared’s long-term interests lie in understanding the socioeconomic drivers and outcomes of sustainable infrastructure and how such infrastructure can create prosperous communities. Additionally, he is enthusiastic about maximizing the use of local resources and increasing collaboration around sustainability-oriented efforts. In the future, Jared is looking forward to serving in a government, non-profit, or non-governmental organization position where he can help guide communities in implementing the infrastructure most applicable for their situation. Outside of research, Jared enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and playing and listening to music.