Climate Equity Associate
Pargoal Arab is Climate Equity Associate at CATF where she addresses how the clean energy transition can contribute to justice and equity, especially for disenfranchised and underserved communities, while achieving our midcentury climate goals. Pargoal’s research focuses on the role of conventional pollutants and their impact on communities in the context of the just clean energy transition.
She joined CATF after graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a Master of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy. At UCSD, Pargoal’s capstone project, “The Environmental Justice Implications of Air Pollution Changes Following COVID-19 Stay at Home Policies in San Diego County,” addressed how COVID-19 policies impacted particulate matter (PM2.5) levels with environmental justice implications. She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. At UCLA, Pargoal’s project included researching the impact of smoke plumes from wildfires on PM2.5. She also researched public attitudes towards climate change and presented this research at many conferences.