Nicola Ulibarri is an interdisciplinary scholar who uses political, social, and technical perspectives to evaluate the sustainability of environmental planning and decision-making practices. She investigates the interaction between people, infrastructure, and the environment, with a focus on redesigning planning, permitting, and operations to meet more diverse social and environmental needs. She earned her PhD through the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources at Stanford University, and spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. Her professional life has spanned the public and non-profit sectors, including work with the US Department of the Interior (Region IX), the World Bank, and Amigos Bravos, a grassroots river-protection nonprofit in New Mexico.
Graduate Student Advisees
|Name||Degree/Role||Years in Group||Last known position|
|Gissel Enriquez||BA Urban Studies, BS Earth System Science||2016-18||MURP student, CalPoly Pomona|
|Kevin Steve Tellez||BA Urban Studies||2016-17||MA Urban & Public Affairs student, U San Francisco|
|Cherry Yip||MPP||2017||Program Coordinator, Civic & Community Engagement Minor, UCI|