Zoe has a Master's in Urban Planning from UCLA, with an emphasis in regional sustainability and climate action. She brings a diverse background with over a decade of experience in program development in the nonprofit, public and academic sectors to her role. Specifically she has expertise in greenhouse gas accounting, corporate and governmental environmental sustainability reporting, regional economic development, and social services. As Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Zoe coordinates the research efforts of multiple partners, assists in developing sustainable planning methodologies for practitioners and serves as a communication bridge between the center and external stakeholders at the local, regional and state levels. She currently manages the Regional Energy Baseline project which maps and analyzes building energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in LA County for the past five years.