Mark Gold reflects on his time at UCLA and what lies ahead in current Governor-appointed role

August 8, 2019

Mark Gold, appointed in July 2019 as deputy secretary for oceans and coastal policy and director of the Ocean Protection Council at the California Natural Resources Agency, reflected on his tenure as UCLA’s associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability in a Verdexchange profile.

Gold said that as the leader of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC), he worked to incorporate UCLA sustainability research into government policy, noting that he “was able to use one of my strengths, which is working closely with the city, the county, and the state to make sure the work we were doing at UCLA was actually having the desired impact for a more sustainable megacity.”

Gold shared that it was rewarding to work directly with City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and the Garcetti administration to advance sustainability. “It’s just been great to bring all of that UCLA research to bear, have it influence policy-setting within the region, and move the whole megacity of Los Angeles, all 10 million people, in the direction of sustainability,” Gold said.

Read more at Verdexchange.

Additional coverage on Mark Gold’s new appointment:

Mark Gold says farewell to UCLA for Governor-appointed position in Sacramento UCLA Grand Challenges Happenings, 08 June 2019