MEET OUR PI'S

PI's are the principal investigators of a research team or project. Our three PI's are currently working and overseeing various projects within the KLEHP team.

PROFESSOR

POSTDOC FELLOW

PhD CANDIDATE

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Dr. Natalia Deeb-Sossa

Faculty Mentor

2009 - Present

Original team member!

Dr. Skye Kelty

Co-Principal Investigator

2016 - Present

Original team member!

Alfonso Aranda

Co-Principal Investigator

2016 - Present

Original team member!

Natalia is currently a faculty professor in the Department of Chicanx/a/o Studies at UC Davis. She has a research background in in medical sociology, social psychology, symbolic interaction, race, class and gender, and methodology. All of her work makes contributions to substantive issues in inequality.

Skye is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers State University of New Jersey. She completed her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at UC Davis in Dec 2019. Skye's expertise is in lung health and environmental toxicology. Skye is currently the co-chair for Integrity, Diversity, and Equity for the Citizen Science Association.

Skye presented KL environmental health research at the:

Alfonso is currently a graduate student fellow studying Environmental Health Geography at UC Davis. His journey consists of trying to make sense of –and write about– the ways in which the ecological practices of monopoly capital are embodied by communities across rural geographies. Alfonso's PhD dissertation will document and examine perceptions of environmental risks in a small, farm-worker community in northern California. One day I’ll teach Chicana/o Studies courses about environment and health.

 

Alfonso presented KL environmental health research at the:

  • Imagining America 20th Anniversary National Gathering 2019 workshop with Ana-Maria

  • Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference 2019 talk

  • Citizen Science Association Conference 2019 talk with Skye

  • Environmental Health Sciences Center‘s Community Engagement Core (CEC) Conference 2019

  • Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference 2018 talk

  • National Institute For Environmental Health Sciences National Conference for Environmental Health Science Centers 2018 talk with promotora and Skye

  • UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center Annual Research Retreat 2018

  • UC Davis Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Symposium 2018 talk with promotora and Skye

  • ReImagine America conference 2017 community site visit with promotoras, Skye, and Natalia