YCCCH Seminar Series: Dr. Michael Méndez's "Vulnerability of Undocumented Latino/a and Indigenous Immigrants to Climate Disasters”
Join the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health's seminar series as we welcome Dr. Michael Méndez to discuss the issues of climate change, wildfires, and environmental justice in California.
Michael Méndez, PhD has more than a decade of senior-level experience in the public and private sectors, where he consulted and actively engaged in the policymaking process. This included working for the California State Legislature as a senior consultant, lobbyist, and gubernatorial appointee; vice chair of the Sacramento City Planning Commission; advisor to a California Air Resources Board member; and a participant of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s workgroup on “Climate Vulnerability and Social Science Perspectives.” Most recently, Michael was appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to the Board on Environmental Change and Society. He also serves as a panel reviewer for the National Academies of Sciences’ Transit Cooperative Research Program. Dr. Méndez’s new book, “Climate Change from the Streets,” will provide an urgent and timely analysis of the contentious politics of incorporating environmental justice into global climate change policy.