Meet The DIal Down Team

Advisor: Magali Delmas

Magali (Maggie) Delmas is a Professor of Management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Anderson School of Management.

Fun fact: On weekends, you can find her on a slackline at the beach.

Advisor: Gursel Aliyev

Gursel is a post-doctoral fellow at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. He is interested in applying behavioral science insights to public policy problems.

Fun fact: In 2002, he became a Massachusetts state judo champion in the light-weight division, where he was the only participant.

Advisor: Jonathan Bogard

Jon is a 5th-year PhD candidate in Behavioral Decision Making. His research focuses mainly on social norms and nudges. 

Fun fact: Before starting graduate school, Jon taught high school math and trained teachers.

Advisor: Paloma Giottonini

Paloma is a post-doctoral fellow at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Her research interests are energy efficiency and sustainable cities.

Fun Fact: She loves sandboarding and builds her own sandboards.

Student: Allison Carr

Allison is a fourth-year at UCLA majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Systems and Society.

Fun Fact: She is a member of the UCLA Women's Rowing team.

Student: Rebecca Cheung

Rebecca is a fourth-year at UCLA pursuing Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation Biology.

Fun Fact: She loves cats and makes stickers for fun!

Student: Roxana Gallegos

Roxana is a fourth-year at UCLA studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Geography.

Fun fact: During her free time she likes to crotchet and read books to learn new perspectives on life.

Student: Harneel Gill

Harneel is a senior at UCLA majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Health.

Fun Fact: She loves watching The Office.

Student: Simon Hirschfield

Simon is a senior at UCLA studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Systems and Society. He is also a musician and audio engineer for LA-based band Dark Dazey.

Fun Fact: Simon is one of the few humans from Wyoming.

Student: Kimya Khoshkou

Kimiya is a senior at UCLA. She is studying Environmental Science with an emphasis on Environmental Systems and Society.

Fun fact: Kimiya loves to meditate and practice yoga

Student: Evelyn Wan

Evelyn is a third-year at UCLA majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Digital Humanities.

Fun fact: In her free time, she enjoys writing and exchanging stories!

Student: Anna Worgall

Anna is a second-year at UCLA majoring in Public Affairs with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society. 

Fun fact: During her free time she loves to read and crochet!

ABOUT THE DIAL DOWN CHALLENGE

The goal of Dial Down is to empower and educate teens with the tools to become energy stewards of tomorrow. We are a team of UCLA faculty and students who have partnered with the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) to create an educational module that should give teenagers the knowledge and confidence to act as energy conservation stewards within their households and beyond. As such, this project focuses on the intersection between education and sustainable behavioral changes through the creation of an interactive educational module.