Elektra Grant

Lecturer
(909) 869-5155
209-211
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Prior to teaching at Cal Poly Pomona, Elektra lived in a sustainability-focused intentional community for three years while pursuing her Master of Science in Regenerative Studies.  Modeled after the systems and teachings of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, the Regen Co-op provides community-friendly, environmentally-oriented shared housing; and develops and supports self-replenishing living systems which consider the intertwined roles of people, nature and technology.  Elektra also teaches "Human Ecology," a required Sustainability minor course, at Otis College of Art and Design.

Educating others has been a common theme through Elektra's professional work in the sustainability field.  Elektra has co-authored reports guiding higher ed institutions toward sustainability benchmarks. In the green building field, Elektra is a LEED Green Associate and Certified Sustainable Building Advisor.  She helped facilitate the local chapter of a national certificate program for sustainable building advisors, assisted with two comprehensive waste audits of a Century City skyscraper, and educated building professionals and property owners on human and environmental health issues associated with building materials and finishes.   At Sustainable Works, an environmental education nonprofit organization, Elektra assisted in managing, developing and facilitating Sustainability Workshops for Santa Monica College students.   Environmentally-focused groups invite her speak on topics such as regenerative design, local communities, and ecotourism.

Elektra is Sustainability Assessments Manager for Arts Earth Partnership, an official green business certification for Los Angeles' arts and cultural facilities.   Venues assessed include the Natural History Museum, Skirball Cultural Center, LACMA, The Dolby Theatre, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, the Geffen Playhouse, and Culver City Arts District galleries.  Arts Earth Partnership has entered a contract with Athens Services to help the City of Los Angeles meet its ambitious goal to divert 95% of its waste from landfills by 2035.

Education

MS, Regenerative Studies
Cal Poly Pomona
BFA, Film, Video & Animation
Rhode Island School of Design

Academic Experience

Lecturer
Cal Poly Pomona
2016
Present
Associate Course Manager
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
2014
Present
Lecturer
Otis College of Art and Design
2013
Present
Graduate Intern to the Manager of Sustainability
Cal Poly Pomona
2010
2010
Associate Lead Instructor
Sustainable Building Advisor Program
2008
2010

Professional Experience

Sustainability Assessments Manager
Arts Earth Partnership
2015
Present
Assessor, Arts & Cultural Facilities
Arts Earth Partnership
2008
2015
Research & Marketing Associate
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
2010
2012
Student Representative, Facilities & Operations Committee
Associated Students, Inc., Cal Poly Pomona
2011
2011
Outreach Manager, Product Consultant and Sales Representative
Livingreen
2007
2013
Special Projects Coordinator (contract)
Greenopia
2006
2007
Communications Specialist/Project Manager
Center for Environmental and Urban Studies, Santa Monica College
2005
2007
Office Manager/Program Associate
Sustainable Works
2003
2005