Tiffany
Tran
UC Santa Barbara
Master’s Student in Water Resources Management (WRM) & Economics and Politics of the Environment (EPE)
Abstract: 

Specializing in WRM and EPE the Bren School, Tiffany aims to use her technical and applied water background to inform future urban water policy that increases water security through conservation and management. She is especially interested in the roles that technological advancements in data infrastructure as well as financial investments to physical infrastructure will play in affecting future water management in California.

UC Water Connection: 

Tiffany received her B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Environmental Engineering from UCLA in 2016 and has done research with the UCLA Grand Challenges Initiative. She is currently a Master’s student at UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and a member of the second UC Water Academy class in 2018.

Bio: 

As an undergraduate, Tiffany interned in water resources management at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) where she conducted analytical studies of consumer water use behavior. She joined the City of Beverly Hills as a Water Conservation Specialist after graduation where she co-developed a program to reduce residential water usage through advanced metering data analytics.

More recently, Tiffany worked in conjunction with the UCLA Grand Challenges to co-author a policy recommendation paper on best management practices for water demand reduction in the County of Los Angeles. She currently interns in the Goleta Water District Engineering Department, working on urban water quality issues. Her varied experience at the regional wholesaler, municipal retailer, and academic research levels have allowed her to view water conservation strategy from multiple perspectives.