Senior Research and Policy Analyst
Sustainable LA Grand Challenge,
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Tel: 310 825 6275
As senior research and policy analyst, Elizabeth coordinates the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Report Cards and helps develop policy recommendations for Los Angeles City and County. In addition, she supports SLA GC’s Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) through curriculum assessment and student mentorship.
Elizabeth has conducted analyses related to ecosystem health and biodiversity conservation for the Los Angeles County OurCounty Sustainability Plan. She has also helped develop targets and actions in the City of Los Angeles’ Green New Deal and supported the development of the L.A. Department of Sanitation and Environment’s Biodiversity Index. She also helped secured an Instructional Improvement Grant to assess the impact of the URSP on preparing students for careers urban sustainability.
Previously, Elizabeth worked as a biologist for the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research, helping to restore populations of endangered species. She has a master of science in ecology and evolutionary biology from UCLA and a bachelor of science from UC San Diego in environmental systems.