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BLM: Environmental Justice (with Cesunica Ivey)

In this episode, students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy talk with Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Cesunica Ivey about environmental racism. 

 
FEATURING Cesunica Ivey
OCTOBER 2, 2020
18 MINUTES AND 22 SECONDS

In this episode, students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy talk with Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Cesunica Ivey about environmental racism.

About Cesunica Ivey: Cesunica Ivey has a background in mathematics, civil engineering, and environmental engineering, and she received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 2016. Her research interests include source apportionment of fine particulate matter, regional air quality modeling for health applications, global atmospheric modeling, and environmental justice.

Learn more about Cesunica Ivey via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/cesunica

Podcast Highlights:

“Environmental justice impacts are multidimensional and they have long-term health and socioeconomic consequences simply because you grew up in an environment in a hazardous neighborhood.”

-       Cesunica Ivey on the topic of why your environment impacts not only your economic status, but also your health.

“GIS enabled us to visualize and geolocate hundreds of thousands of measurements...”

-       Cesunica Ivey on the topic of Geographic Information System Mapping aiding environmental justice research.

“Much of the Inland Empire is at risk for disproportionate environmental hazards because the land is cheap and it is plentiful compared to that in the coastal communities. This is very attractive to industrial developers, particularly Amazon.”

-       Cesunica Ivey on the topic of the presence of warehousing in Southern California, and specifically Riverside and San Bernardino County.

Guest:

Cesunia Ivey (Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering)

Interviewers:

Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Paola Loera (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)

Music by:

C Codaine

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Minimal_1625

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Xylo-Ziko/Phase

This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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