Carly Norris


Carly Norris

Teaching Assistant

Carly is a second-year master’s student in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management where she has a focus in Economics and Policy of the Environment, as well as an Eco-Entrepreneurship project. Her eco-entrepreneurship project, Upfront Collective, looks to elevate Central Coast food & beverage businesses that are taking strong and actionable steps to integrate environmental and social responsibility into every component of their business, through fun and engaging events and experiences. Carly enjoys visiting and getting to know these small farms, and makers to vet their dedication to environmental and social justice and highlight her experience on @Upfront_Collective Instagram. Beyond Upfront Collective, Carly’s environmental work looks to bridge the gap between environmental health, climate science, and the human dimension. Pulling from urban planning and environmental management Carly is interested in societal factors that will spur environmental and social change locationally, while also integrating more overarching concepts of environmental behavioral science and policy. She has written on environmental health and community revitalization (or gentrification), the equity of an industrial agriculture community’s local food movement and had a short stint writing for a Chilean eco-tourism company. 

In her free time (when it arises), Carly loves getting outside and exploring all the Central Coast has to offer, be it hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, cooking, wine tasting, meeting new people, or enjoying a sunset at the beach. As a native Chicagoan, she still hasn’t tried surfing but hopes to in the New Year! 

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