Graduate Student Named Carbon Neutrality Fellow

Kimberly Duong Carbon Neutrality Fellow

Nov. 12, 2015 - Civil and environmental engineering graduate student Kimberly Duong has been named a 2015-16 Carbon Neutrality Fellow, one of six UCI students awarded a $4,000 fellowship by the University of California’s Office of the President to support the UC Global Food and Carbon Neutrality Initiatives.

Duong, who earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences, and a master’s in civil engineering from UCI, researches urban water sustainability. She is affiliated with the UCI Water-PIRE program, where she studies how external factors, such as conservation campaigns and technological innovation, influence urban water consumption.

The UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative was announced in November 2013 to position the UC to reduce its greenhouse gases from buildings and vehicle fleets to zero net emissions by 2025. Duong’s fellowship project involves helping to coordinate UCI’s Climate Action Planning Project, specifically to create a fall quarter Student Congress, and to help update UCI’s Climate Action Plan.

Duong is also president of the UCI chapter of Climatepedia, a student organization that seeks to improve awareness of and education about climate change.