Nurit Katz, UCLA’s first sustainability officer, took the post of new executive officer of UCLA Facilities Management on Feb. 1. She will work on the strategic aspects of Facilities Management, including marketing and campus awareness, benchmarking the key metrics of business and managing the department's vehicle fleet. 

Katz will also maintain her position as chief sustainability officer, a post she has held since 2012, where she has helped advance UCLA's sustainability goals and initiatives. She led the UCLA Sustainability Committee, which was recognized as L.A.’s Environmentalist of the Year for 2014 by the nonprofit organization Faith2Green and Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz. She also played a key role in UCLA being named one of the 21 most sustainable universities in America, in the 2014 edition of the Princeton Review Green Honor Roll.

Katz earned a Masters of Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is also an instructor at UCLA Extension, where a course she teaches in the Global Sustainability Certificate Program was named by L.A. Weekly as one of the 10 best classes in L.A.