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Laurel Hunt | ExecuTive Director

Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate action and sustainability


Stephanie Pincetl | Faculty Director

UCLA Institute for Environment and Sustainability

Stephanie Pincetl is Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability and Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA. Dr. Pincetl conducts research on environmental policies and governance and analyzes how institutional rules construct how natural resources and energy are used to support human activities. She is expert in bringing together interdisciplinary teams of researchers across the biophysical and engineering sciences with the social sciences to address problems of complex urban systems and environmental management. Pincetl is the Faculty Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC). She was instrumental in making the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA its institutional home.

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Emmanuel Lopez | Climate Action fellow


Emmanuel is a CivicSpark Climate Action Fellow, an Americorps program, working in the Los Angeles Region. He is split between Los Angeles nonprofit Climate Resolve and the LARC. His time spent at the LARC has been focused on doing the logistic and administrative work behind outreach of the Climate Action Framework and helping create themes for the member meetings. He loves hiking and being outdoors and finds himself upside-down while rock climbing out in Malibu Creek or Joshua Tree. He is a UC San Diego graduate with a BA in Political Science and Economics and plans to apply to graduate programs in Urban/City Planning.

The Brain Trust