Divestment Convergence

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a body of students, alumni, professionals, and leaders who give developmental, fiscal support, and provide long-term continuity to CSSC.

Lauren Jabusch, Chair Screen shot 2013-09-27 at 2.13.52 PM

As the Chair of the Board of Directors, I manage staff, organize Board meetings, and mold the long-term vision for the organization. As a member 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 and MS in Biological Systems Engineering at UC Davis. I research next generation biofuels, specifically microalgae fuels. I am also NSF RESOURCE fellow (http://gk-12-resource.ucdavis.edu/) where I teach science curriculum with a focus on renewable energy to 6th graders and I help coordinate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Girls at UC Davis. 

SCHOOL: UC Davis, BS 2011 and presently for graduate work.

PAST ROLES: Council Member (2008-2010), TGIF campaign team (2009), ELSP statewide (2010) and campus organizer (2008-2011), Convergence Coordinator Spring 2011, Co-Chair of the Operating Team (2010-2011).

HOMETOWN: Newcastle, CA

CONTACT: lauren@sustainabilitycoalition.org


Kyle Fischler, Treasurer

Headshot CroppedAs 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

CONTACT: kyle@sustainabilitycoalition.org


Sam Gross, Fundraising & Public Relations sam_gross

I am focusing my studies on the planning and engineering of efficient, equitable, and accessible public transportation. I am also focusing on bicycle mass transit integration and the last mile concept.

I plan on returning to San Francisco to improve the infrastructure of the region and to improve the quality of life in our communities.

I am dedicated to improving our higher education system, which is why I sit on the Board of Directors for the California Student Sustainability Coalition. By providing students and administrators with an understanding of the 3 E’s of Sustainability: Equity, Ecology, and Economy, we can improve the education system. The goal of this is to improve the lives and communities of current and future generations.


B.S. Environmental Management, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2011.

Master of City & Regional Planning and Master of Science in Engineering Candidate at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Emphasis in Transportation
Expected graduation June 2015

PAST ROLES: Cal Poly Council Rep, Power Shift Trainer

HOMETOWN: Greenbrae, California

Contact: sam@sustainabilitycoalition.org



Eric Recchia, Student Board Membereric_recchia

I support the CSSC through fundraising and organizational development.

PAST ROLES: Move to Amend Co-Coordinator, Council Representative

SCHOOL: Humboldt State University, 2013

MAJOR: Sustainable Development & Economics

OTHER OCCUPATIONS:Campus Center for Appropriate Technology



David Shaw, ProgramsDave-Shaw-Portrait-Square

I support organizational learning and evolution through my role as a member of the Board of Directors. I believe a better world is possible, and that through finding common ground and taking shared practical action we may create a thriving, just, and sustainable future that works for all life. The students of the California Student Sustainability Coalition are at the leading edge of this great turning toward justice and sustainability, a generation united and awake to the urgent need for transforming our society and our relationships with the more than human world. I will do all that I can to support their activism, learning, and the development of life long friendships.

SCHOOL: B.A. Community Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 2004. M.S. EcoSocial Design, Gaia University, 2008. 


Faculty and Co-Founder of the Common Ground Center, UC Santa Cruz

Permaculture Design Instructor, Regenerative Design Institute


HOMETOWN: Santa Cruz, CA

CONTACT: daveshawlistens [at] gmail [dot] com


Rajiv Narayan

 Rajiv Narayan HeadshotI 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

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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

CONTACT: rajiv [dot] narayan [at] gmail [dot] com