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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;; +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.


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.




Emily spends her time at the LARC focusing on logistical and administrative duties while also coordinating member meetings. Her primary interests include the environmental justice aspect of climate change, particularly how upcoming environmental advancements may impact the low income neighborhoods within LA County. Emily is a UC Los Angeles graduate with a BS in Biology and plans on attending graduate school for Urban Planning. Aside from her passion for environmental work, Emily is a certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and greatly enjoys ballet and contemporary dance, as well as baking cookies.

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