nurit katz

Nurit Katz

Chief Sustainability Officer




Nurit Katz is UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. She works across academic, research, and operational departments to facilitate creating a world class living laboratory for sustainability at UCLA. As Executive Officer for UCLA Facilities Management, Nurit also provides strategy support to make the university more operationally efficient and coordinates with Emergency Management on resilience planning. Facilities Management provides energy to the campus through a highly efficient cogeneration plant, as well as managing landscaping, renovations, operations, and maintenance. She is also an Instructor for UCLA Extension’s Sustainability Certificate Program and lectures for the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Nurit holds an MBA and Masters of Public Policy from UCLA and a BA in Environmental Education from Humboldt State University. She was honored as one of 100 Inspirational Alumni for the 75th Anniversary of UCLA Anderson and was recently recognized as one of the top 100 business trailblazers in the Women Worth Watching 2015 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal. 


enhancing institutional resilience through sustainable water planning.

Enhancing Institutional Resilience through Sustainable Water Planning.

The objective of our team is to implement a rainwater capture system on UCLA’s campus. The purpose of the capture system is threefold: 1) to capture rainwater for irrigation reuse purposes to contribute to water conservation on UCLA’s campus, 2) to provide a template for future similar projects on campus, and 3) to educate staff,...

resilience planning

Resilience Planning

The Resilience Team worked on two components. The first is an assessment of UCLA’s current resilience, which will be measured relative to the Rockefeller Institute’s resilience framework. To produce a cohesive report, the team identified notable faculty, staff, and students who play a key role in UCLA’s resiliency and provided recommendations for the future. The...