Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability,
Leader of Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
Sustainable LA Grand Challenge,
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Tel: 310 825 5324
Dr. Gold is the associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA. His research focuses on integrated water management, coastal resource management, and urban sustainability. He is spearheading UCLA’s first ever Grand Challenge: the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. A lifetime Bruin, Dr. Gold received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology and a doctorate in environmental science and engineering from UCLA. He has been inducted into the UCLA School of Public Health Hall of Fame, and has received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and the Aspen Institute Catto Fellowship. In addition, Dr. Gold serves on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Water Task Force and is a city representative on the Metropolitan Water District. Prior to working at the university, Mark was the president of the environmental group, Heal the Bay, for 18 years.