Lauren Dunlap

Associate Project Manager of Energy Equity Research

Lauren Dunlap (she/her) is an associate project manager of energy equity research at the Luskin Center for Innovation. Her work spans multiple research areas, including energy justice and climate adaptation, as well as strategic research communications. Her primary role is to support the Center’s work on the LA100 Equity Strategies project, working to identify and evaluate strategies for a just energy transition in the City of LA. She also provides research and communications support for the Center’s extreme heat policy research.

Lauren’s background is primarily in research translation and communication. Prior to joining the Luskin Center full time, she was a graduate student researcher for the Center on communications and multiple research teams. Before her time at UCLA began, Lauren was the communications specialist at Resources for the Future, a nonprofit environmental policy institute in Washington, DC. Lauren holds a Master of Public Policy with a specialization in Climate Policy and Justice from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester.