California Coastline Commission Member Effie Turnbull Sanders

I Climbed Trees, and Got Dirty, and Was Extremely Competitive in Everything I Did

Effie Turnbull Sanders is the environmental justice commissioner and member of the California Coastal Commission and executive director of the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z). Before joining a Zócalo/UCLA Downtown panel titled “What Will California’s Coastline Look Like in 2100?,” at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in L.A.’s Little Tokyo, Turnbull Sanders visited the green room and spoke about making stained-glass jewelry boxes with her mother, what she finds relaxing about Bikram Yoga, and her favorite places to eat in South L.A.

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Los Angeles Times Environment Reporter Rosanna Xia | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Los Angeles Times Environment Reporter Rosanna Xia

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UCLA Center for Climate Science Director Alex Hall | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

UCLA Center for Climate Science Director Alex Hall

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RAND Corporation Associate Policy Researcher Jonathan Wong | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

RAND Corporation Associate Policy Researcher Jonathan Wong

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Jonathan Wong is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, where he focuses on military force development, including the role of new technologies, processes, and concepts in shaping how militaries …