Archive Tag: Research Spotlight (SLA GC)

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Spotlight: R. Jisung Park

Students head back to school this month in Los Angeles, albeit remotely. We sat down with R. Jisung Park, assistant professor of public policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, to learn more about his research on heat and student performance, as well as the disproportionate impacts on Black and Hispanic students. The takeaway: Whether learning takes place in school or at home, temperature matters. 

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By Emily Castelazo

UCLA graduates Anne Youngdahl and Sagarika Subramanian were key players on the research team responsible for publishing the 2019 Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County Water – the most comprehensive analysis of Los Angeles County’s water systems to date.

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Jessica Cattelino, a sociocultural anthropologist, studies indigenous sovereignty, the cultural politics of water, and everyday American political processes and imaginations. As a Senior Faculty Research Associate at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, she directs Sustainable LA Grand Challenge research on gender and everyday water use in Los Angeles households

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