Liane Chen is currently a Masters of Environmental Data Science student at Bren School with extensive environmental planning experience. Liane received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Systems from University of California, San Diego with focuses on policy and urban planning.
Previous to Bren, Liane specialized in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Quality Act (NEPA) and coordinating between land development applicants, lead agencies, and technical specialists to complete legally defensible environmental documents. Some of her experience includes serving as deputy project manager for California High Speed Rail, support on disaster recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Maria, analysis for San Diego Gas & Electric’s climate adaptation plan, leading analysis of environmental justice reports for local development projects throughout California, and advising on islandwide multi-use pathways in Treasure Island. In her free time, Liane volunteers as a University of California Master Gardener in Los Angeles County with interests in therapy gardens and culturally inclusive foodways.
Liane is looking forward to using her data visualization and modeling skills learned through her Bren education to help stakeholders implement climate adaption measures efficiently and confidently, particularly in vulnerable communities.