Anne Youngdahl graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017 with dual Bachelors of Arts degrees in English and Dance and a minor in Environmental Systems and Society. During and after her undergraduate career, she researched environmental sustainability metrics for the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA-GC). As a contributing author for SLA-GC’s report cards on energy & air quality, water, and ecosystem health in Los Angeles County, Anne focused primarily on environmental impacts on human health, water quality, and land use policy in wildlife areas. The project also involved contextualizing metrics alongside relevant policies. Anne then delved deeper into policy implementation at the local scale by serving as an AmeriCorps CivicSpark Fellow with the South Bay Cities Council of Governments, where she supported local cities’ climate action planning efforts. At the Bren School, Anne plans to specialize in Water Resources Management with a focus in Strategic Environmental Communications and Media. Her objectives are to set and pursue ambitious, data-driven sustainability goals and craft meaningful narratives to support the health and well-being of humans and other species.