Jointly housed by the Office of The Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and the School of Social Ecology, the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation brings together students, staff, faculty and practitioners from across disciplines.

Our core team includes faculty conducting innovative research and teaching impactful courses, undergraduate and graduate students helming projects and developing leadership skills, staff members designing and implementing robust programs, and prominent visiting scholars who bring vision and expertise.

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Richard Matthew
Faculty Director
Administrative Director

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Paul Piff
Associate Director & Research Lead, Compassion Program
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Ellen Kern
Project Policy Analyst
Vice Provosts
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Michael Dennin
Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning
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Nancy Guerra
Professor
Global Service Scholars
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Brett Sanders
Research Lead
Climate Extremes Modeling
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Amir AghaKouchak
Climate Extremes Modeling
Doug Colby
Senior Director of Development
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Susan Bibler Coutin
Pandemic Histories Archive
Mimi Cruz
Social Ecology Communications
UCI grad student Omid Mazdiyasni and UCI professors Amir AghaKouchak and Steve Davis.
 
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Steven Davis
Flood Research
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Janet DiVincenzo
Instructional Design
Fernando Gonzalez
Director of Finance
Iain Grainger
Media & Communications
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Jochen Schubert
Drones & Modeling
Joy Jia
WordPress Coordinator
Kirk Williams
Social Ecology
Cherry Yip
CCE Minor Coordinator
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Pia Dietze
Compassion Program
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Angela Robinson
Compassion Program
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Connor Harron
Site Liaison
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Kristen Goodrich
Site Liaison

GRADUATE RESEARCH AFFILIATES

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Vivianna Goh
Graduate Student
Pandemic Histories Archive
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Stephanie Martinez
Graduate Student

VISITING SCHOLARS

UNDERGRADUATES & INTERNS