Lauren Jabusch, Board Chair, Governance Committee Chair
As the Chair of the Board of Directors, I manage staff, organize Board meetings, and mold the long-term vision for the organization. As the Chair of the Governance Committee, I guide CSSCers to write governing documents to reflect the organization we are and what we would like to become. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Biological Systems Engineering at UC Davis. I research next generation biofuels, specifically microalgae fuels. From 2013-2015, I was a NSF RESOURCE fellow (http://gk-12-resource.
SCHOOL: UC Davis, BS 2011, MS 2016, and presently for Ph.D.
PAST ROLES: UC Davis Council Member (2008-2010), UC Davis TGIF campaign team (2009), ELSP statewide (2010) and UC Davis campus organizer (2008-2011), UC Davis Convergence Coordinator Spring 2011, Co-Chair of the Operating Team (2010-2011).
HOMETOWN: Newcastle, CA
Kyle Fischler, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
As CSSC’s Treasurer, I ensure that our organizational budgeting process reflects the goals, priorities, and vision of CSSC through the development and maintenance of our financial management systems. I work closely with the Development Director to maintain and create reports on CSSC’s assets for our organization and fiscal sponsors.
Society’s interaction with our environment has always fascinated me and working with CSSC allows me to affect change within and beyond California’s borders. Effectively communicating environmental policies, science, and ideas to the general public is a challenge I enjoy tackling in hopes to create a more sustainable relationship between human-kind and the Earth.
SCHOOL: UC Santa Barbara, 2013
MAJOR: B.A. in Environmental Studies and Communication
OCCUPATION: Guide, Santa Barbara Adventure Company and Head Lifeguard, UCSB Aquatics Program
HOMETOWN: Camarillo, CA
I aim to support the work of the CSSC from my background in media/communications, public engagement, and policy. Though my experience is largely in public health, I am interested in bridging issue and actor networks across disciplines, publics, and organizational spaces. To that end, I completed a graduate degree in Medical Anthropology at the University of Oxford in 2014 and a self-designed, interdisciplinary major of economics, philosophy, and anthropology at UC Davis in 2012.
SCHOOL: University of Oxford (2014); University of California-Davis (2012)
MAJOR: MSc. Medical Anthropology, BA Critical Economics
Contributing Curator, Upworthy
Associate, Close Concerns Inc.
Research Assistant, Social Policy Research Associates
Senior Fellow for Health Policy, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
Individual Behavior Coordinator, Campus Center for the Environment
HOMETOWN: Union City, CA
David Shugar, Development Committee Chair
David graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in Applied Physics and his thesis research focused on renewable energy. At UCSC, David was active in the Education for Sustainable Living Program, serving as an organizer for two years and facilitating a student led section on the topic: Coalition Building for a Sustainable Future. David also worked in the UCSC Sustainability Office and was the student coordinator for the Provost Sustainability Internship Program. David was also President of the Brain, Mind and Consciousness Society, which hosted the conference GROW: Global Roots of Wellness; focusing on the intersection of cognitive science and sustainability. Outside of UCSC, David has had multiple jobs within the solar industry and has volunteered with the Sierra Club. Currently, David is an Energy Program Associate at As You Sow, focusing on socially responsible investing, shareholder advocacy and supporting the fossil fuel divestment movement.
SCHOOL: UCSC, Spring 2014
PAST ROLES: Served as the Council Rep for UC Santa Cruz (Fall 2012 – Summer 2013) and the Council Co-Chair (Summer 2013 – Summer 2014). Also began the UCSC Fossil Free chapter and was involved with the UC Fossil Free Campaign (Spring 2013 – Summer 2014). Was also local coordinator for PowerShift Convergence outreach (Fall 2013). .
Jaime Gonzalez, Programs Committee Chair
As a passionate student activist for environmental and social justice I hope to channel my skills and my fervor for organizational development into elevating CSSC to new heights. As a member of programs committee I help support and administer the projects and programs incubated by our Development Committee.
I also regularly agitate on my campus and in my community with groups like CRC Students for a Sustainable Future, 350Sacramento, and the #CrunchNestleAlliance. I have plans to transfer to UC Davis as a Community and Regional Development student in Fall of 2017.
SCHOOL: Cosumnes River College, Grad date: 2019
PAST ROLES: Cosumnes River College Chapter Council Representative (2014-15). .
HOMETOWN: Sacramento, CA
I am an environmental attorney practicing in Northern California. My primary area of practice focuses on storm water issues arising under the Clean Water Act. I am committed to protecting human health and the environment by preventing the pollution and degradation of our nation’s water.
At the University of Oregon, I was heavily involved with Land Air Water, a student group focused on public interest environmental law. As one of the conference co-directors for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), I helped organize dozens of volunteers and hundreds of panelists in order to host thousands of attendees, including students, activists, attorneys, scientists, and concerned citizens. One of the goals of PIELC is to promote an exchange and advancement of ideas in order to address the most pressing environmental issues of our time. I am committed to continuing that exchange and advancement in my role as a board member of CSSC.
SCHOOL: B.A. UC Davis 2010; J.D. University of Oregon School of Law 2015
HOMETOWN: Chico, CA