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Laurel Hunt | ExecuTive Director

Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate action and sustainability 

Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, 619 Charles E. Young Drive East, LaKretz Hall – Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA; lhunt@ioes.ucla.edu; +1-310-903-2316 (mobile)

Laurel Hunt is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), which is housed at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.  LARC is a network of key decision-makers ensuring a sustainable region prepared for the impacts of climate change and it is one of six regional collaboratives in California supporting climate change science, policy and planning efforts across sectors.  Hunt is a technical expert and consultant for plans, policies and events related to climate change, sustainability, land use and transportation.  Prior to joining LARC, Hunt served as the Director of the Mediterranean City Climate Change Consortium (MC-4), a city-based network of over 100 international partners.  She also has experience with the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles and both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Center for American Progress in Washington D.C.  Laurel received her graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.

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Stephanie Pincetl | Faculty Director

UCLA Institute for Environment and Sustainability

spincetl@ioes.ucla.edu

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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Danna Creager| CLIMATE ACTION ASSOCIATE

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE FOR CLIMATE ACTION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Danna Creager provides important logistical and administrative services to LARC, as well as coordinates member meetings. She is most interested in the impacts of climate change on the global food system as well as the prospect of closed-loop systems using waste-to-resource methods. Danna is also extremely passionate about environmental and social justice, specifically when it comes to issues of equity. Danna will be graduating from University of California, Los Angeles in June of 2018 with a BA in Geography/Environmental Studies and a BA in Political Science with an emphasis in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. She currently serves as one of the student directors of IoES's Sustainability Action Research program. Danna has past experience working with sustainability consulting, performing analysis, general hydroponics maintenance, and supply chain sustainability. 


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