Karina Garbesi


Karina Garbesi is an Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the California State University at Hayward. Her educational achievements include a BA in physics from UC Berkeley (with high honors), and a Masters and PhD in Energy and Resources from the same institution. She was a 1992 Switzer Fellow and a 2000 Leadership Grant recipient. Her research centers on issues of energy, environment, and environmental justice. Her work, both academic and activist, is public interest focused, with publications ranging from pollution science to interdisciplinary energy analysis. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two cats in a house in the San Francisco Bay Area that is powered by the sun.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
University of California Berkeley, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Professor in the Dept. of Anthropology, Geography & Env. Studies
CSU at East Bay
Energy & Climate Change
Environmental Justice
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542

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