Colleen Callahan, deputy director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Colleen Callahan is deputy director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. In this role we she works closely with both civic partners and center colleagues to advance the center’s research, events, communications, and overall impact. In addition, she directs the UCLA Leaders in Sustainability Graduate Certificate Program and teaches its core course. Previously, Colleen was manager of air quality policy for the American Lung Association. She has also conducted research and outreach for the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, as well as Adi Liberman and Associates, a public and government affairs practice specializing in environmental policy. She is a founding board member of the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative, where she directs research programs and partnerships.
Colleen holds a M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA. The Council of University Transportation Centers presented her with the national Neville A. Parker Award for her master’s capstone project. She was also awarded the Switzer Environmental Fellowship and the UCLA Department Award for Service to the Community. She holds a B.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy, Phi Beta Kappa, from Occidental College.