U.C. Berkeley Professor and Mapping Expert Maggi Kelly to Speak as Part of Hixon Center “Black, Gold and Green” Speaker Series

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design has added Professor Maggi Kelly (U.C. Berkeley) as a speaker for the “Black, Gold and Green” Speaker Series this spring. She joins Dr. Jon Keeley (U.S. Geological Survey) and Dian Grueneich (Stanford University) on the docket of speakers for spring 2018.

Maggi Kelly is a Professor in the Environmental Science, Policy and Management department at U.C. Berkeley. She studies “the drivers, patterns and consequences of environmental change across California’s spatially complex, socially diverse and dynamic landscapes using integrated geospatial tools.”  She joined the department in 1999, and is an alum of the university. She earned her M.A. in geography from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. in geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Maggi Kelly

Maggi Kelly

Professor Kelly is set to speak at Harvey Mudd on Monday, April 9th, 2018 from 12-1:15 p.m. in the SkyCube (Shanahan 3460). She will speak about the mapping technologies and approaches she uses to document and observe changing landscapes across the state of California, and tie in conversations from previous speakers regarding the broader environmental and ecological trends we are seeing across the state.

This spring, the series will hold the theme, “A Changing State: Addressing California’s Environmental Challenges.” The talks are scheduled as follows:

  • Title: “California’s Clean Energy Transformation: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead”
    • Speaker: Dian Grueneich, senior research scholar, Stanford University
    • Date and Location: Wednesday, March 7, 2017, Noon-1:15 p.m., SkyCube (Shanahan 3460)
    • RSVP: tiny.cc/hixongrueneichtalk
  • Title: TBD
    • Speaker: Professor Maggi Kelly, professor of environmental science, policy, and management, U.C. Berkeley
    • Date and Location: Monday, April 9, 2018, Noon-1:15 p.m., SkyCube (Shanahan 3460)
    • RSVP: tiny.cc/hixonkellytalk
  • Title: TBD
    • Speaker: Bruce Reznik, executive director, Los Angeles Waterkeeper
    • Date and Location: Monday, April 16th, 2017, Noon-1:15 p.m., SkyCube (Shanahan 3460)
    • RSVP: tiny.cc/hixonrezniktalk

More speakers will be added to the series, and lunch will be provided at all events. Questions about the “Black, Gold and Green” speaker series can be sent to the Hixon Center at hixoncenter@hmc.edu.

Note: This article has been revised to include the title of Dian Grueneich’s talk, and to include the recent addition (3/2) of Bruce Reznik to the speaker series.