Patterson recruited as UCLA Samueli Mentor Professor
Regan Patterson has been recruited as one of three inaugural professors in UCLA Samueli's Mentor Professor Program. The program is a new initiative "designed to hire faculty with a demonstrated record of, or who show exceptional promise for, mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations."
Regan's research lies at the nexus of sustainability, transportation and social equity. She uses air-quality models to quantify traffic-related air pollutant emissions in urban, disenfranchised communities. Regan will begin as assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at UCLA Samueli in the fall of 2022.
“I am delighted that these stellar scholars, who already have accomplished so much in their young careers, will be joining the school,” said Jayathi Murthy, the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of UCLA Samueli. "At UCLA Samueli, they will push the boundaries of knowledge in their respective specialties while serving as mentors and role models for our students.”