Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Robert is a first year doctoral student and second time Bruin. He studied environmental engineering at Northern Arizona University and went on to UCLA to obtain his Masters in Environmental Health Science. While at UCLA he worked in the research and development department of the Orange County Water District, where he studied the effectiveness of natural photolysis in removing a disinfection-by-product from their advanced treated wastewater. After the completion of his Masters, Robert worked for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board as an engineer in their Site Cleanup Program.
Robert is interested in continuing future work and research in the field of water quality and resources, while also expanding his knowledge of environmental sciences. In this program he plans on furthering his understanding of climate change to properly evaluate and make decisions regarding Southern California’s limited water resources within a broader context.