Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Olivia Arlene Quintanilla

Education:

B.A., Urban Studies, San Diego State University; M.A., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

Dissertation:

Inafa’ maolek Restoring Balance through Resilience, Resistance, and Coral Reefs: A Study of Pacific Island Climate Justice and the Right to Nature

Thesis Advisor:

Yến Lê Espiritu, Professor of Ethnic Studies, and Ross Frank, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

Research Topic:

Indigenous Island Ecologies and Marine Justice in the Pacific

Mentor:

David Pellow, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara