Hixon Center News and Events

Hixon Center Podcast Series: Brinda Sarathy

Brinda Sarathy

The Hixon Center recently sat down with Brinda Sarathy, Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College, to discuss her background, her work and her courses, and about the emerging conversations around environmental justice at the Claremont Colleges and beyond. The recorded interview (available […]

Hixon Center Podcast Series: Professor Paul Steinberg

Paul Steinberg

The Hixon Center recently sat down with Paul Steinberg, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy at Harvey Mudd College, to discuss the potential impacts of the Trump administration on a number of environmental and climate policy areas. In particular, Steinberg discusses the future of the country’s commitments to international climate action, the repeal of […]

Meet Our Energize Colleges Fellow: Kanami Otani


BY: LAUREN D’SOUZA, Social Media & Web Coordinator The Hixon Center sat down with Kanami Otani, the new Energize Colleges fellow at Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna, to discuss being the roots of her environmental interests, her role in the program, and how she can be a resource to students. Interview Tell us a little […]

Anne Bremer: Rejuvenating the Claremont Energy Challenge

The Hixon Center sat down with the new Program Manager for the Claremont Energy Challenge, Anne Bremer, to discuss the upcoming plans for energy efficiency in Claremont. ————————————————HCSED: Tell us a little bit about yourself—what’s your background with sustainability in Claremont and with the Claremont Energy Challenge? Anne Bremer: I grew up in the East San Francisco Bay […]

Prof. Julie Medero: Vegan, Cylist, & Happy

The Hixon Center sat down with Professor Julie Medero, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to discuss being vegan, not owning a car, and her family’s eco-conscious lifestyle.  —————————————————— HCSED: Have you always been vegan? Julie Medero: I haven’t always been vegan, actually. I grew up in a family in which no one was vegetarian, and I’m […]

Meet the New Sustainability Program Manager

Louis Spanias is the new Sustainability Program Manager at the Hixon Center. Tell me a little bit about yourself. Louis Spanias: I grew up in Tempe, Arizona, and I studied environmental policy at UC Berkeley for my undergrad. The year after that, I went to the University of Oxford in the UK and did my Master’s in […]