Urban Studies Studies and Planning
San Francisco State University 415 338-7520 / firstname.lastname@example.org
BA City University of New York (1979) Psychology MA Graduate Center of New York (1983) Urban Sociology Ph.D. Graduate Center of New York (1987) Urban Sociology
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Urban Environmental Planning and Policy Issues Urban Infrastructure Development and Planning Sustainable Urban Development Appropriate Technologies Environmental Justice/Environmental Equity Urban Agriculture/Local Food Systems Qualitative Research Methodologies Green Collar Job/Work Force Development
2004-2007 Director, Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State University 2001-present Full Professor, Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State University 1999-present Director, SFSU/Delancey Street College Program 1998- 2001 Director, Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State University 1995- 2001 Associate Professor, Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State University 1992- 1995 Assistant Professor, Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State University 1987-1991 Staff Associate, Social Science Research Council 1980-1989 Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Queens College <
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
2003 SFSU Nominee for Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year 2000 Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, Center for Enhancement of Teaching, SFSU 1999 Student Recognition of Excellence in Advising and General Education, SFSU 1998 Student Recognition of Excellence in Advising and General Education, SFSU 1997 Student Recognition of Excellence in Advising and General Education, SFSU 1996 Inspiring General Education Teacher Award, SFSU 1996 Excellence in Teaching Award; Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association 1995 Student Recognition of Excellence in Advising and General Education, SFSU
Pinderhughes, R. Green Collar Jobs: Work Force Opportunities in the Growing Green Economy, Journal of Race, Poverty and the Environment, Vol 13, No 1, Summer 2006.
Pinderhughes, R. Alternative Urban Futures. International Urban Planning Association Series. Edited by Lauren Heberle, forthcoming 2006.
Pinderhughes, R. Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Throughout the World. Rowman and Littlefield Inc. 2004.
Pinderhughes, R. Democratizing Environmental Assets: The Role of Urban Gardens and Farms in Reducing Poverty in Democratizing Environmental Assets, Boyce and Shelly (Eds.), Russell Sage Publications, 2003.
Pinderhughes, R. and Miner, J. Good Farming, Healthy Communities: Strengthening Regional Sustainable Agriculture Sectors and Local Food Systems, 2002.
Pinderhughes, R. Murphy, C. and Gonzalez, M. Urban Agriculture in Havana, Cuba. In Down to Earth, Centre for Science and the Environment, New Delhi, India, Spring 2001.
Moore, J. and Pinderhughes, R. The Latino Population: The Importance of Economic Restructuring, Race, Class and Gender, Anderson and Collins (Eds.), Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions.
Pinderhughes, R. Book Review of Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S. in Journal of American Ethnic History, Vol. 19, No 1. Fall 1999.
Cordova, C & Pinderhughes, R. Central and South Americans in the United States in, A Nation of Peoples: A Sourcebook on America's Multicultural Heritage, Elliot Barkan (Ed), Greenwood Press, 1997.
Pinderhughes, R. Who Decides What Constitutes a Pollution Problem? Journal of Race, Gender and Class. Vol 5, No 1, 130-152, 1997.
Pinderhughes, R. "Economic and Social Inequality in San Francisco: A Case Study of Environmental Risks in the City's Mission District." Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, University of California, Hastings College of Law, Volume 3, Number 3; Fall 1996.
Pinderhughes, R. The Impact of Race on Environmental Quality: An Empirical and Theoretical Discussion. Sociological Perspectives: Special Issue on the Environment, Fall 1996.
Pinderhughes, R. Confronting Environmental Racism through Music. Race, Poverty and the Environment, Vol IV, No 3, Fall 1993:35-36, 1996.
Gottlieb, B., Pinderhughes, R, Ramo, A, and Roque, J. An Environmental Justice Report; California Environmental Protection Agency (CAL EPA), Comparative Risk Project, January 1994.
Moore, J. and Pinderhughes, R. (Eds.). In the Barrios: Latinos and the Underclass Debate. Russell Sage, New York, 1993. Hardback and Paperback, 1993.
Pinderhughes, R. Toxics in West Berkeley. Other Voices, West Berkeley Fund for Community Progress, Sum 1993.
Methodologies and Instruments Developed for the Berkeley Food System Assessment Project in USDA Guide to Conducting a Food System Assessment United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2003.
The Berkeley Food System Assessment in Community Food Coalition in Guide to Conducting a Food System Assessment Josephs and Fisher (Eds), forthcoming Spring 2001.
Towards a Sustainable Campus: San Francisco State University Preliminary Environmental Audit, 1999.
Pinderhughes, R., Tsui, F., Wong, A., Webster, R. and Kerr, C.; THE LATSTAT REPORT Poverty and Social Inequality in San Francisco: Focus on Latino Families and Children, Urban Institute and Cesar Chavez Institute, San Francisco State University, 1996.
Panelist, Green Collar Jobs, Sustainable Peralta, Peralta Community College, March 2007.
Panelist, Water: Current Characteristics/Future Challenges, Women and Water Conference: The Politics of Sustainability, Globalization, and Justice. San Francisco State University, March 2007.
Panelist. Green Collar Jobs in Berkeley, Labor Commission, City of Berkeley, March 2007.
Convener & Moderator, Green Collar Jobs Training Program Solutions Salon, Ella Baker Center, March 2007
Panelist, Green Jobs Panel, Sustainable Peralta Initiative, March 2007
Presenter, Preparing Your Application for Graduate School, Equal Opportunity Program, San Francisco State University, March 2007
Panelist, Green Collar Jobs in Oakland, Ella Baker Center Solutions Salon, Laney College, Oakland, CA, September 2006.
Panelist, Green Collar Jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Conference on Building a Resilient Bay Area Economy, Sponsored by Business Alliance for Local Living Economy and Oakland Mayor's Office, Oakland, California, May 2006.
Moderator, Panel on Environmental Justice Movements. Conference on Social Justice Movements in the U.S. Appraising the Past, Unlocking the Future, Sponsored by Institute for Social Change and Center for Social Justice; Boalt School of Law, April 2005.
Presenter, Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World, Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA, April 2005.
Moderator: Panel on Environmental Justice Movements at Conference on Social Justice Movements in the United States, Institute for Social Change, UC Berkeley, March 2005.
Presenter, Sustainable Urban Environmental Planning: Moving Beyond Rhetoric. Presentation to Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, November 2004.
Presenter, Alternative Urban Futures: Sustainable Urban Planning in First-and Third-World Cities. Institute for Study of Social Change, UC Berkeley, November 2004.
Panelist, Environmental Justice Perspectives in Community Planning. San Francisco Green Festival, October 2004.
Keynote Speaker; Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World. Opening Plenary Sixth Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association, Louisville, Kentucky, September 2004.
Panelist, Sustainable Urban Development: Case Study of Urban Environmental Planning in Cuba. Sixth Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association, Louisville, Kentucky, September 2004.
Guest Lecture, Historical Analysis of Urban Environmental Planning in Cuba, Centro de Ecologia, Habana, Cuba, Spring 2002.
Presenter, Critical Analysis of the Sustainable Development Concept. Presentation to professionals attending the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in South Africa, Urban Habitat, May 2003.
Presenter, Poverty Reduction, Environmental Protection, and Environmental Justice: The Urban Agriculture Connection, Ford Foundation Conference on Democratizing Environmental Ownership. Sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute at U Mass Amherst, January 2000.
Keynote Speaker, The Food System in West and South Berkeley, California. The Ecology Center, January 1999.
Presenter, Food System Assessment in West and South Berkeley, Northern California Food Systems Alliance, 1999.
Presenter, Lessons from the Field: Conducting Community Based Research, Faculty Brown Bag Series, University California San Francisco, Social and Behavioral Sciences Program, 1999.
Panelist, Urban Agriculture as a Poverty Reduction Strategy, Ford Foundation Conference on Democratizing Environmental Ownership. Sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute at U Mass Amherst, May 1999.
Presenter, A Review of Urban Agriculture Around the World, Bay Area Coalition on Urban Agriculture Conference, 1999.
Trainer, Social Inequality in the Food System, California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program Grantee Training, 1999.
Panelist, President Clinton's Initiative on Race: Public Hearing on Race and Poverty, Feb. 1998.
Presenter, How to Conduct a Community Food System Assessment, Just Food Conference, 1998.
Panelist, The Environmental Justice Movement. Environmental Justice: Strategies for Change Panel; California Studies Association, February 1997.
Expert Testimony, Social, Economic and Structural Conditions in the Mission District. Economic Summit on the Mission District; Panel on "Quality of Life in the Mission"; sponsored by Supervisor Leal, September 1996.
Keynote Speaker, Socioeconomic Inequality in San Francisco: Environmental Hazards in the City, Hastings Northwest Journal Conference on Environmental Hazards in the Bay Area; San Francisco, California, March 1996.
Panelist, Social and Economic Inequality in San Francisco, Western Political Science Association; Panel on "Race and Ethnic Politics in San Francisco", San Francisco, California, March 1996.
Panelist, Barriers to Community Organizing Around Small Source Emissions. Environmental Spirit Conference, "Confronting Toxic Hazards" Panel, University of California, Berkeley; April 1995.
Panelist, Psychological Impacts of Long-Term Residential Exposure to Toxins. Prepared for the American Sociological Association Meetings, Washington, D.C.; August 1995.
Guest Lecture, The Social-psychological Impact of Exposure, or Threat of Exposure, to Environmental Hazards. The Environmental Law Clinic, Golden Gate Law School, San Francisco; February 1994.
Panelist, Race, Poverty and Environmental Equity. California Studies Conference VI, Oakland, California; February 1994.
Trainer, An Environmental Justice Perspective on Comparative Risk Assessment. Training Workshop for members of Base Conversion Restoration Advisory Boards, May 1994.
Panelist, The Disproportionate Location of Environmental Hazards in Communities of Color: The Predictive Strength of Race vs. Poverty. Energy and Resources Program, UC Berkeley; April 1994.
Panelist, Race, Poverty and the Environment: An Empirical and Theoretical Discussion. Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development Conference; San Francisco; October 1993.
Luncheon Speaker, An Analysis of the Clinton Administration's Policies and Initiatives on the Environment. California Sociology Association, Berkeley, California, October 1993.
Panelist, Race, Poverty and the Environment. Making Cities Sustainable: Balancing Economic with Environmental Imperatives; 1993 Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development Conference; San Francisco, October 1993.
Panelist, Is There a Hispanic Underclass? Annual Meeting of Black Political Scientists; San Francisco, California; March 1993.
Panelist, Race Relations in California: The Impact of Immigration. California Studies Association, Sacramento, California, February 1993.
Convener and Moderator, In the Barrios: Latinos and the Underclass Debate. Author Meets Critics Session, Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association; Miami, Florida; August 1993.
Panelist, Latinos in U.S. Labor Markets. Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association; Miami, Florida; August 1993.
Panelist, The Emergence of the Environmental Justice Movement in the United States. Energy and Resources Program, UC Berkeley; March 1993.
Panelist, Social Costs of Environmental Risks. California Environmental Protection Agency, Comparative Risks Assessment Project; January 1993.
Panelist, Community Control of Environmental Quality. Super-cities: Environmental Quality and Sustainable Development Conference; San Francisco State University; October 1992.
Panelist, Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Super-cities Conference, San Francisco State University, April 1992.
Guest Lecture, Is There A Hispanic Underclass? Minority Dissertation Workshop on the Urban Underclass, Center for Research on Poverty, UCLA, July 1992.
Presenter, Latinos and the Underclass Debate: Case Studies of Poor Latino Communities in the United States. National Association of Chicano Scholars (NACS),. San Antonio, Texas, March 1992.
Moderator, Annual Forum for Latino Scholars. Interuniversity Program for Latino Research, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 1992.
Guest Scholar, Review of Contemporary Research on the Hispanic Underclass., Minority Dissertation Workshop on the Urban Underclass, Center for Research on Poverty, UCLA, July 1991.
2007-2009 Member, Institute for Community Leadership Steering Committee, San Francisco State University
2007-present Co-convener, Planning Meetings to Design and Implement a Green-Collar Jobs Training Program, Ella Baker Center, Oakland, CA
2006-2007 Chair, Search Committee for Faculty in Urban Social Policy, Urban Studies Program, SFSU
Fall 2006 Moderator, Panel on Green Collar Jobs, San Francisco Green Festival
2004-present Coordinator of work to establish a Masters in City & Regional Planning Program (MCRP) at SFSU with colleagues at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
2004-present Director, THE ADOBE PROJECT, San Francisco, California
2004-present Director, Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State University.
2004-present Member, Provost's Task Force on the Urban Institute
2004-present Member, Steering Committee, Environmental Studies Program
2003-present Developed Environmental Studies concentration in the Urban Environment
2003-2004 Chair, Search Committee for Director of Environmental Studies Program
1999-present Director, SFSU/Delancey Street College Program
1998- 2001 Director, Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State University.
2000-2001 Convener; American Sociological Association. Regular Session on Urban Agriculture and the Future of Cities
1999-2000 Member; Ford Foundation; Democratizing Environmental Assets Project
1998-1999 Advisory Board, Sustainable Development Leadership Institute, Urban Habitat.
1998-1999 Book Reviews, Journals of Urban Studies and Ethnic Studies
Sept. 1998 Member, San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Regional Community Dialogue; convened by Urban Habitat Sustainable Development Leadership Institute.
1996 Manuscript Reviews; Journal of Urban Affairs, Sage Publications
1996-1997 Member, San Francisco Environmental Commission's Sustainable SanFrancisco Project; Environmental Justice Circle.
1995-1996 Manuscript Review; Russell Sage Foundation Census Series; Analysis of the Puerto Rican Census
1994-present Community Advisory Board, Urban Habitat, San Francisco, CA.
1994-1995 Writer; Magic Theater. Wrote part of the curriculum for high school teacher's on poverty in the U.S. to accompany Magic's Fall theater production, San Francisco.
Fall 1994 Advisory Committee; KQED Series of San Francisco Neighborhoods; First program in the series: the Mission District...
1994-1996 Community Advisory Board, Golden Gate Law School: Environmental Justice Legal Clinic, San Francisco, CA.
1993-1995 Advisory Committee; Environmental Hazardous Materials Technology Program, City College of San Francisco.
1993-1994 Convener; American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Meetings, Interdisciplinary Panel on Race, Poverty and the Environment
1993-1994 Community Liaison Consultant; Community Development Block Grant Project, Public Research Institute
1993-1995. Member, California Environmental Protection Agency (CAL-EPA) Comparative Risk Project; Environmental Justice and Social Welfare Subcommittees; California
1992- 1994 Member, Environmental Justice Committee and Social Welfare Committee of the California Environmental Protection Agency Comparative Risk Project; Co-authored the Environmental Justice Committee's report to CAL-EPA
Summer 1993. Expert Witness, Written Testimony on the Social Psychological Effects of Living Near a Hazardous Facility; for Law Suit Brought by Citizens for a Better Environment and the West County Toxics Association Against Chevron; San Francisco.
1992-1995 Member; California Environmental Protection Agency (CAL-EPA) Comparative Risk Project: Environmental Justice and Social Welfare Subcommittees.
Sum 1992. Facilitator; Grant Writing Workshop for Latino Scholars. ICPSR, University of Michigan.
1992-1996 Founder and Chair, Network of Faculty Engaged in Social Science Research on the Environment; San Francisco State University
Sum 1992 Co-Facilitator, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Proposal Writing Workshop for Latino Scholars
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY
Fall 2006 Member, Search Committee for Faculty in Urban Planning, Urban Studies Program, SFSU
Fall 2006 Member, Faculty HRTP Committee, Department of Geography, SFSU
Fall 2006 Presenter; Preparing a Competitive Application for Graduate School; Equal Opportunity Program, SFSU, September 2006
Fall 2005 Reviewer, SFSU-UCSF CCC U56 Partnership Program Applications
Fall 2005 Presenter; Preparing a Competitive Application for Graduate School; Equal Opportunity Program, SFSU, March 2005
Fall 2005 Evaluator, College of BSS Sabbatical and Leave without Pay Proposals
Fall 2005 Author, Short Paper for BSS Council of Chairs on Benefits of Green Design for proposed new BSS Building
2004-present Member, Search Committee for Director of Environmental Studies Program
2002-2003 Member, Search Committee for Director of Environmental Studies Program
1999-present Chair; University Sabbatical Review Committee
1999-present Advisory Board; Marian Wright Edelman Institute
1999-present Presenter; Faculty Workshops on How to Prepare a WPAF for Promotion
1998-2001 Director; Urban Studies Program
1998-1999 Member; Academic Plans Committee, Presidents Group on Strategic Plan Implementation and WASC Self-Study. .
1998-present Presenter; EOP Workshops on How to Prepare an Application for Graduate School
1996-1998 Executive Committee; Center for the Enhancement of Teaching.
1996-1997 Member; School of BSS Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching.
1995, 1996 Presenter; Putting Together a Competitive Application for Graduate School; Equal Opportunity Program, SFSU.
1995-1996 Vice Chair; CUSP, Community Responsibility Subcommittee.
1995-present Member; Environmental Studies Major Curriculum Committee.
1995-1997 Coordinator, Committee to Design the Urban Environment Concentration in the Environmental Studies major
1994-present Advisory Board Member; Cesar Chavez Center for Public Policy Research.
1994-present Research Committee Member; Cesar Chavez Center for Public Policy Research.
1994-present Board of Directors; Center for the Enhancement of Teaching.
1994-1995 Member; Committee to Establish an Environmental Studies Major at SFSU.
1993-1997 Member; Human Subjects Review Committee.
1993-1994 Member; Faculty Review Committee for the David Jenkins Fellowship.
1992-present Advisory Board Member; Labor Studies Program, San Francisco State University.
1992-1996 Founder and Chair; Network of SFSU Faculty Engaged in Social Science Research on the Environment
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE URBAN STUDIES PROGRAM
In addition to regularly advising students, working with students on independent studies and special projects, working with Urban Studies alumni, attending meetings on behalf of the Program, serving on College committees such as the Committee on Teaching Evaluation and developing the Urban Environment concentration for the Environmental Studies major:
2006-2007 Chair, Search Committee for Faculty with expertise in Urban Social Policy
Fall 2006 Member, Search Committee for Faculty with expertise in Urban Social Policy
2005-2006 Member, Search Committee for Faculty with expertise in Urban Social Policy
2004-2007 Director, Urban Studies Program
2003-2004 Advisor, Urban Action, Annual Journal of the Urban Studies Program
1999-present Member, Committee to Establish a Masters in City and Regional Planning Program at SFSU (with colleagues at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)
1999-2000 Co-author, FIPSI Grant for SFSU/Cal Poly MCRP Program
1998-2001 Director; Urban Studies Program
1998-present Coordinator; Committee to Establish a Joint Accredited Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning at SFSU, with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
1999-2000 Author, Self Study/Program Review for Urban Studies Program, SFSU
1999-present Coordinator; Student Learning Outcome Assessment
1999-2000 Member, Search Committee for Urban Studies Faculty
1996-1998 Advisor, Urban Action, Annual Journal of the Urban Studies Program
1993-1995 Coordinator; Designed and conducted a Training and Research Seminar on Demographic Research on Social Inequality and Urban Poverty for SFSU students
1993-1994 Advisor; Urban Studies General Student Organization.
1992-1993 Advisor, Urban Studies Students of Color Organization.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
A. Professional Activities
Curricular Development/Innovations in Teaching
2005-present Teaching Presentations on Sustainable Development and Urban Futures For the past year, I have been developing slide shows for two of theclasses I teach on "Sustainable Urban Development" and "Alternative UrbanFutures." The slide shows are designed to provide students with both visual and text based information on the course themes and issues. The slide show for the Sustainable Urban Development course takes a problems-solutions approach focused on water, waste, energy, transportation, and food systems. The Alternative Urban Futures slide show is organized historically (beginning with the earliest cities, moving into the pre-industrial, and then the contemporary period). It is designed to systematically illustrate the history and development of urban infrastructure systems in cities around the world.
2004-present THE ADOBE PROJECT: An Interactive Web Site on Green and Healthy Home Developed the concept for and then designed, built, and created the content for an interactive website on green, healthy home. This project is being developed through a unique partnership that I created with colleagues at the Art Institute of San Francisco and Adobe Software Company to design an interactive 3D website that provides detailed information on how urban residents can decrease toxins, and increase health and environmental quality, by incorporating ecologically responsible practices and appropriate technologies in their home. In addition to its content, the website has become a place where new software technologies and uses have been developed.
1998-present Building a Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning (MCRP) at SFSU Working with colleagues in Urban Studies and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Urban Planning Program to offer a Masters in City and Regional Planning program at SFSU.
1999 Study Abroad Course on Sustainable Urban Development Planning & Practice I designed this course to compliment the course I teach on Sustainable Development in Cities course. The course takes students to Havana, Cuba to see practical, successful examples of the theories, models, policies, processes, and appropriate technologies we study in the classroom.
1998-1999 Case Studies of Sustainable Development Practices and Programs in Cities around the World I spent two years collecting case studies of sustainable development projects in cities throughout the world. I collected case studies from over 36 countries and 70 cities. In order to maximize the value of the case study materials pedagogically, I divided them into 11 thematic subject areas and then developed a specific question that each case study is particularly well suited to address. I have shared the case study material with faculty teaching courses related to urban planning and policies in many countries.
1997 Development of the Urban Environment and Sustainability and Social Justice Concentrations within the Environmental Studies Major and Program In addition to working with SFSU colleagues to develop the Environmental Studies major, I developed the concentration on the Urban Environment and was part of the committee that developed the concentration on Sustainability and Social Justice.
RESEARCH GRANTS & AWARDS
2007 Senior Faculty Award, College of BSS, San Francisco State University to support research on green-collar jobs in the Bay Area.
2006 Consulting Grant from the city of Berkley's Office of Energy and Sustainability to conduct research and produce a report on green collar jobs in the city of Berkeley.
2000 Fund for Improvement in Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), ($547,541) co-authored with Professor Linda Day Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Intra-System Educational Excellence Transfer: Cal Poly Master in City and Regional Planning at San Francisco State University. Finalist.
1999 California Urban Environmental Research and Education Center (CUEREC) ($25,000) to support From Field to Table: Linking Sustainable Agriculture with Local Communities in Northern California..
1999 US Environmental Protection Agency Sustainable Development Challenge Grant ($514,000) to support Expanding the Base of Support for Sustainable Agriculture to Include America's Low Income Populations. Finalist.
1999 Berkeley Youth Alternatives, to support Community Nutrition Education Program. Initial planning grant to support program development towards larger grant submission.
1998 San Francisco Foundation ($25,000) to support Cultivating Community Food Security in West and South Berkeley: An Assessment of the Local and Regional Food System. Funded.
1998 San Francisco State University, Vice-President's Faculty Research Grant. The Food System in West and South Berkeley,
1998 San Francisco State University, Office of Faculty Affairs, Faculty Research Award, The Food System in West and South Berkeley.
1996 Cesar Chavez Institute, San Francisco State University; research to support summer research and writing on social inequality in San Francisco.
1996 Hispanic Community Foundation, to print copies of THE LATSTAT REPORT Poverty and Social Inequality in San Francisco: Focus on Latino Families and Children.
1995 San Francisco Foundation, to desk-top publish THE LATSTAT REPORT Poverty and Social Inequality in San Francisco: Focus on Latino Families and Children.
1995 US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Partnership for Communities Grant ($752,891) to support Mission Environmental Health Collaborative. Encouraged to resubmit.
1995 US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Through Pollution Prevention Grant Program with colleagues in Golden Gate Law School's Environmental Justice Law Clinic to support work with residential communities impacted by toxic air emissions emitted by auto-shops. Encouraged to resubmit.
1994 President's Fellowship, San Francisco State University.
1994 Cesar Chavez Institute; San Francisco State University to engage in research on Poverty and Social Inequality in San Francisco: Focus on Latino Children and Families.
1994 Urban Institute, San Francisco State University; to fund students to work with me on research related to poverty and social inequality in San Francisco as part of a research and training seminar on poverty in Latino communities.
1994 Affirmative Action Award, San Francisco State University; to engage in research on poverty and social inequality in San Francisco; focus on Latino children and families.
1994 Professional Development Grant, San Francisco State University; to continue research on poverty and social inequality in San Francisco, focus on Latino families and children.
1993 Affirmative Action Award, San Francisco State to engage in background research related to a text on the legal rights of families in the United States.
1992 Professional Development Grant, San Francisco State University; to engage in research on race, poverty & the environment, focusing on environmental equity in Latino communities.
B. Civic Activities
2007-2009 Member, Steering Committee, Institute for Community Engagement, San Francisco State University
2005- present President, Board of Directors, The Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA
2005-present President, Board of Directors, Rising Sun/California Youth Energy Services, Berkeley, CA
2005- 2006 Reviewer, Children's Environmental Press, San Francisco, CA
2004-present Advisory Committee, Terrain Magazine, Berkeley, CA
2004-present Board of Directors, Rising Sun/California Youth Energy Services, Berkeley, CA
2004-present Coordinator, Berkeley Youth Alternatives Community Garden
2003-present Chair, Ecology Center Eco-house Subcommittee, Berkeley, CA
2003-present Advisory Committee, Farm Fresh Choice, Berkeley, CA
2003-present Advisory Committee, Building Bridges Project, Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
2003-present Board of Directors, Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA
2002-2005 Advisory Board, San Francisco Food Systems Council, Department of Public Health
2001-2003 Board of Directors, Urban Habitat, Oakland, CA
1999-2000 Board of Directors, Marian Wright Edelman Institute, San Francisco State University
199 1998-2001 Environmental Commissioner, City of Berkeley, Environmental Commission
1998-2000 Board of Directors, Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA.
1994-2003 Member, Community Advisory Board, Urban Habitat, San Francisco, CA
1993-2000 Founder and Co-Chair, Residents Concerned about Toxics in West Berkeley.
1991-2000 Board of Directors, Independent Filmworks