Kaitlyn Nguyen

Kaitlyn Nguyen

Program Manager

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Kaitlyn is the Program Manager of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, where she manages a wide variety programs and initiatives, most notably the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, to support the engagement and visibility of the IoES. As a Los Angeles native, she is driven to build community and uplift the work of forefront leaders to solve our most pressing environmental issues.  

Kaitlyn previously served as a Program Manager for Larta Institute, where she developed programs aimed at accelerating sustainable solutions and providing commercialization assistance for over 100+ startups alongside federal agencies such as USDA, DOE, NOAA, etc. 

Kaitlyn earned her B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also enjoys mentoring young students from underserved communities through organizations such as Kid City Hope Place and the PROGRESS Mentorship Program, an NSF-funded program for undergraduate women in STEM. In her free time, you can find her dog sitting and reading Asian literature.