Anne R. Kapuscinski - (Chair)
Dr. Anne R. Kapuscinski is Director of the Coastal Science and Policy Program and Professor of the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her current research aims to shift aquaculture, the world’s fastest growing food sector, towards sustainability. Her past research examined impacts of dams, fish hatcheries, aquaculture and genetic engineering on fish conservation. Dr. Kapuscinski previously served as the inaugural Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science, the former Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College. Prior to Dartmouth, while a Professor of Fisheries and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota, she led the development of and 2007 launch of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in sustainability studies. She participates actively in the science-policy interface, presently as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and has been a scientific advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (under three administrations), U.S. Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Global Environment Facility, European Union Food Safety Agency, state of Minnesota, and on four U.S. National Academy of Sciences committees. Dr. Kapuscinski received her B.A. in Biology from Swarthmore College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Fisheries from Oregon State University.
Dr. Arun Agrawal (NAS) is a Samuel Trask Dana Professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at University of Michigan. His research and teaching emphasize the politics of international development, institutional change, and environmental conservation. He has written critically on indigenous knowledge, community-based conservation, common property, population and resources, and environmental identities. Dr. Agrawal is the coordinator for the International Forestry Resources and Institutions network and is currently carrying out research in central and east Africa as well as South Asia. Since 2013, Dr. Agrawal has served as the editor-in-chief of World Development and his recent work has appeared in Science, PNAS, Conservation Biology, Development and Change, among other journals. Preceding his work at University of Michigan, Dr. Agrawal held teaching and research positions at Yale, Florida, McGill, Berkeley, and Harvard among other universities. Dr. Agrawal received his Ph.D. in Political Science (1992) from Duke University.
Dr. Christopher Boone is Professor and Dean of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU). His research contributes to ongoing debates in sustainable urbanization, environmental justice, vulnerability, and global environmental change. For the past three years, he has served on the scientific steering committee for the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project, a core initiative of the International Human Dimensions program, and also participated in the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s U.S. National Climate Assessment for Cities. He is an active contributor to Future Earth, an international initiative that aims to integrate the global environmental change community with a focus on sustainable outcomes. At ASU, he has taught classes on sustainable urbanization, urban and environmental health, principles and methods of sustainability, environmental justice, interdisciplinary methods for socio-ecological research, and sustainable design (Innovation Space). Dr. Boone earned his Ph.D. in geography (1994) from the University of Toronto.
Erin Bromaghim serves as the Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development in the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles. In this role, Ms. Bromaghim is focused on realizing the City's plans to make Los Angeles more sustainable, inclusive, resilient and innovative as they prepare to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028. This legacy includes her work as the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Fellow, through which she uses the framework of the United Nation's Agenda 2030 to align, measure, and track the City's progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Bromaghim entered federal civil service as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Navy, later working for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Ms. Bromaghim earned her B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies (2002) from Wake Forest University and her M.A. in Latin American Government (2004) from Georgetown University.
Garrick E. Louis
Garrick Louis is Associate Professor of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia. He is director of the Small Infrastructure and Development Center. His research seeks to provide sustained access to basic human services, including water and sanitation, to developing communities. He holds B.S.c. and M.S.c. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy. His honors include the 2000 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the National Science Foundation, 2006-2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Energy Environment and Natural Resources Fellow, 2014 Design and Health Faculty Fellow at the University of Virginia, 2015-16 Jefferson Science Fellow in the Office of Global Food Security at the U.S. Department of State, and is Global Fulbright Specialist for the U.S. Department of State.