The UC President’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Fellowship Program funds student-generated projects that support the UC system’s goal to produce zero-net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

All 10 UC campuses plus the UC Office of the President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory participate in the program.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kripa Jagannathan

Bridging the Gap Between Climate Model Outputs and Farmer Decision-making: A Joint Project of UC Cooperative Extension, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the USDA Climate Sub Hub

Kyle S. Hemes

Restoring California’s Peatlands: Coupling Biogeochemical and Biogeophysical Impacts on the Climate

Connor Stephens

Evaluating the Efficiency of Mechanical Fuel Treatments in Mitigating High Severity Fire in Western Pine Forests


Lindsey Agnew

Cool Campus Challenge (CCC) and CNI Communication and Engagement

Charlotte O'Donnell

Climate Action Planning

Sarah Strochak

Carbon Event and Mapping


Bethany Celio

Campus Engagement and Outreach

Alex Lee

Campus Engagement and Outreach

Colin Mickle

Carbon Offset Research

Naftali Moed

Campus Engagement and Outreach


Kimberly Duong

Climate Action Planning Project

Sarah Geldmacher 

Regional Climate Resilience Project

Los Angeles

Katie Luong

Cool Campus Challenge and Communications Strategy

Ariana Vito

Carbon Neutrality Planning and Scenario Analysis

Joanne Wong

Carbon Neutrality Planning and Scenario Analysis


Chelsea Coe

Research on Climate Communication

Adriana K. Gomez

Updating UC Merced's Climate Action Plan

Gabriel Morabe

Student Engagement and Communications Efforts


Hannah Campi

Campus Engagement

Benjamin Sommerkorn

Conduit Hydrokinetic Turbine

S. Drew Story

Green Events

Chao Wang

Carbon Footprint Tracking Network

San Diego

Lesly Figueroa

Communication Development – UC Sustainability Goals and Programs

Jess Gambel

Growth, Pollination and Fruit Production of Cucurbita pepo

Yanqi Luo

Delivering Renewable Energy Goals at UC San Diego

Jiarong Zhou

Building a Thole-Type Model (TTM) of Methane Hydrate

San Francisco

Nicole Jackman

Efficient Use of Fresh Gas Flow With Inhaled Anesthetics Can Decrease Costs and Impact Medical Greenhouse Gas Emissions at UCSF

Alex Schrobenhauser-Clonan

Lessons from Medicine for the Climate Change Diagnosis

Santa Barbara

Rob Holland

Cool Campus Challenge

Colleen McCamy

Cool Campus Challenge

Maximilian Salvador Stiefel

Best Practices for Carbon Neutrality

Santa Cruz

Jamison Czarnecki

Cool Campus Challenge

Jordi Vasquez

Cool Campus Challenge

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Estella Shi

Energy management activities

Daniel Xu

Energy management activities


Lauren Jabusch

CNI Engagement Campaign Support

Amaia Schultz

CNI Engagement Campaign Support

Benjamin Rushakoff

Develop Greenhouse Emissions Inventory for UCOP Operations