Assistant Director, Government Liaison for Environment & Sustainability
Sustainable LA Grand Challenge,
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Tel: (310) 794-5705
Duane Muller is the assistant director, government liaison for environment and sustainability for the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC). A native Angeleno, Duane brings 20 years federal government experience (U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Energy, U. S. Congress) and diverse collaborative skills to strategize, identify funding opportunities, and help foster partnerships.
Duane is a former UN climate change negotiator and Expert Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. Prior to joining UCLA, Duane provided consulting services to non-profit, private sector, and philanthropic organizations, advising her clients on strategic communications, public policy effectiveness and advocacy efforts. She has worked at the intersection of climate change policy, environment and sustainability for most of her professional career.
Duane has a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University and holds a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and world affairs, and German, from Occidental College.