Shankar awarded fellowship to support graduate project with City of Los Angeles
Monika Shankar received a Field Fellowship for Environmental Justice from the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. The fellowship provides mentorship opportunities and financial support for UCLA students working with civic leaders. Through these real-world projects, students are learning from and collaborating with minority and low-income communities to realize their goals for a cleaner, more prosperous, and livable environment.
Shankar, an Urban and Regional Planning masters student, is assessing progress of the Clean Up Green Up program in Los Angeles, one of the first environmental justice, land use policies secured by grassroots groups. Her work will inform actions by the LA Mayor Garcetti’s Office, her project client, to implement and potentially expand this landmark initiative.