Kristopher Eclarino is dedicated to advancing environmental equity and protecting vulnerable communities in the Los Angeles region from the impacts of climate change. He attributes his strong passion for working in the climate and environmental field to his first-hand experience with poor air quality while growing up in the Los Angeles region and from hearing stories about his parents’ home country, the Philippines, and how it has become more prone to stronger, more frequent typhoons due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
At Climate Resolve, he supports the organization’s programmatic activities through research, quantitative analysis, and written reports. His past work includes identifying climate-vulnerable communities in Southern California by analyzing climate tools and datasets, assisting climate-vulnerable communities to apply to climate and clean transportation grants, performing spatial analysis to prioritize the location of bus shelter and cool pavement projects across the City of LA, and researching the adoption of emerging green technologies in school districts.
Before working at Climate Resolve, Kris has held several policy fellowships. He has served as a fellow for the Mayor’s Office of Los Angeles, where he worked to localize the United Nations Sustainable Development Climate Action goals. He has also worked in Washington, D.C. for the United State’s House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce as a Matsui Fellow, where he assisted staff on health, environmental, and energy issues. He provided background research to Democratic Staff during the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 2017.
Kris holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. He currently lives in Echo Park and enjoys spending his spare time attending shows across the multiple music venues in Los Angeles and napping with his cats. He hopes to one day be able to afford a season game pass to watch the Lakers play at the Staples Center.