Region: Southern California – Climate
Project(s): LA County Dept of Public Health – Urban Heat Island and Climate Initiatives
Catherine Baltazar graduated from Wellesley College in May 2016 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies as well as Cinema and Media Studies. She was born and raised in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles, and is currently residing in Long Beach, CA. One of Catherine’s most recent projects took her to the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh where she combined her passion for environmental advocacy with that of photography and created her own photojournalism project documenting Bangladeshi communities dealing firsthand with the impacts of climate change. She is looking forward to working with the LA County Department of Public Health on urban heat island reduction, which will allow her to approach on environmental justice from a local government perspective.