Karlie Hayes

B.S. '23

Cognitive Science

Karlie is a third-year Cognitive Science undergraduate at UCLA with a double minor in English and Environmental Systems and Society. With an interdisciplinary background, Karlie is interested in the impact of human behavioral choices on sustainability, communicating environmental information to decision makers, and the intersection of data and the environment. Outside of the Corporate Partners Program, Karlie is a Zero Waste Ambassador with UCLA Facilities Management, where she works with a team to develop programming to support UCLA’s Zero Waste target. She’s especially excited about “Think Outside the Landfill”, an education and outreach campaign, and the Surplus Stop, a space for UCLA students and staff to donate or take excess items, thus diverting waste from the landfill. She also is a part of the Energy team with Sustainability Action Research; her team’s project analyzes the energy use of dorm buildings to guide energy efficiency recommendations. If you check in with Karlie outside of the classroom, she will probably be on a run, drinking coffee, or eating an everything bagel. After graduating, she hopes to work in corporate sustainability.



2021-2022 Research

Projects this year were each defined by single company but are being written to inform our larger membership.    2021-2022 Research Topics   Getting engaged: maximizing employee engagement around CSR…