Wednesday: UCCS Emerging Scholars Award winners will share their research
On Wednesday, March 8, from 12 – 1 p.m. (PT), Join the UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) for a special UCCS Speaker Series program featuring the top two submissions from the 2022 UCCS Emerging Scholars Award Competition.
Each year since 2017, UCCS has invited graduate students from all ten UC undergraduate campuses to submit synopses of their policy-relevant research. Winners are chosen by a panel of UCCS-affiliated faculty, graduate students and policy consultants.
Pascal Polonik is a doctoral candidate at the UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography with the Environment and Policy Group. In recent work, he explores how different decision criteria in climate policy implementation might influence the equitable distribution of air pollution. His results indicate that emission reductions will improve air quality for everyone and, although inequities in air quality are deeply entrenched, reductions from transportation hold outsized potential for improving equity. In this talk, he will focus on air pollution reduction through climate policy, including the current inequities in air pollution exposure and the potential for addressing these through prioritizing emissions reductions.
Reem Zaiour is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics and a graduate student affiliate in the Global Migration Center at UC Davis. Her research lies at the intersection between labor and public economics, specifically evaluating the effects of migration policies and the importance of migration networks. She is particularly interested in understanding how these factors shape the labor market outcomes and the integration of migrants in host economies. Her talk will explore the impact of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on undocumented immigrants in the U.S. labor market and on educational outcomes during the Trump administration.
About the UCCS
The UCCS advances the University of California mission of teaching, research and public service with an integrated program to train future state leaders, address challenging public-policy issues confronted by the nation and state, and carry out the university’s mandate to assist California state government. In collaboration with partners in academia, government and philanthropy, UCCS serves as a systemwide resource, focused on issues of importance to the state and nation and based on collaborating networks of scholars drawn from the entire UC system. Learn more about the UCCS.
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