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Oscar Neyra

D.Env Second Year Student

Environmental Science and Engineering


Oscar Neyra is a first year doctoral student with special interest in energy security and environmental policy.
He received his Master of Public Policy with specialization in Homeland Security at the University of Southern California. There, he worked as a Research Assistant on a variety of topics that ranged from the economic consequences of climate change to the deployment of electric vehicles. 
He is concurrently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Science Technology and International Security at the Johns Hopkins University and he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Development Engineering from the Monterrey Technological Institute where he explored topics such as the heat island effect and the unintended consequences of the inclusion of intermittent renewable energy sources in the electric grid. 
Before coming to Los Angeles, Oscar was an activist who founded the multi-awarded environmentalist movement “Generacion Respuesta”, an organization with more than 5,000 members created to empower young leaders in the fight against Climate Change. Oscar is passionate about modern art, triathlon and outdoor sports; he speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.