Green Festival Speakers

Mark Vallainatos


Mark Vallianatos is Policy Director of The Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) and an Adjunct Professor at Occidental College, where he currently teaches the Environmental Stewards class. Mark is co-author of The Next Los Angeles: the Struggle for a Livable City and a number of publications on food access, transportation, and goods movement. He is also co-chair of the College's Sustainability Committee. He has worked at UEPI since 2001. Before moving to the Los Angeles region and joining the Institute, he worked on international trade and environmental issues in Washington, D.C. Mark received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia and University of Virginia school of Law.