Zineb Bouzoubaa is completing a Master of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. She is interested in the nexus of environmental justice and clean energy deployment and investigating how both can contribute to reaching our nation's climate change goals. In her first year, Zineb served as a policy analyst for the California Public Utilities Commission, assessing policy options for increasing rooftop solar access for California low-income communities under Assembly Bill 693. She also worked on a team with the World Resources Institute, co-authoring a report for state policymakers wishing to promote renewable energy development in their states. Zineb is currently working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a DOE Scholar. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Zineb served as a sustainability analyst at General Motors (GM) where she managed content development for GM's Annual Sustainability Report. At GM, she also led the establishment of the company's Student Sustainability Advisory Council, engaging graduate students as stakeholders and providing frameworks for GM to reduce risks emerging from unsustainable practices.
Zineb graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - where she was a Colonel Robinson Scholar and a Buick Achievers Scholar - with degrees in Environmental Physics and Mathematics. Throughout her undergraduate career, she was actively involved in lab research, investigating remediation methods for ground soil contaminated by gas plant tars; characterizing non-Newtonian hydraulic fracturing fluids; and traveling to Germany to engage in computational subsurface remediation research. As an undergraduate, Zineb was also selected to meet with White House Staff and members of the U.S. Senate to discuss the impact of higher education, and was later honored as a first generation college student, first generation American, and woman of color in a STEM field by receiving Scholarship America's Dreams to Degrees Award. Zineb is from Atlanta, a proud former Marching Tar Heel, and an aspiring triathlete.
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Environmental Policy & Law