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.