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Undergraduate Institution

University of California-Irvine


American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy


Research Assistant

Current Location

Washington, D.C.


Los Angeles, California

Personal Interests

  • Outdoor recreation
  • Being an educator
  • Reading
  • traveling
  • Biking

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Law, Policy, and Regulatory Affairs
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Sustainability
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Roxana Ayala is a first generation Latina, born and raised within the ancestral lands of the Tongva peoples (Los Angeles, CA). She holds a bachelors of arts in environmental science and urban studies from the University of California, Irvine. 

She currently is a Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Energy Efficiency Diversity fellow at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).  She supports the local policy program with research and technical assistance related to city-led clean energy policy. She contributes significantly to work on local workforce development and equity-driven energy efficiency.