About Us

The 2016 Researchers

Cultivate LA is a student project, first developed by UCLA Urban Planning students in 2013. The most recent update of the Cultivate LA map was coordinated by UCLA student Taylor Henry, working with Rachel Surls, the Sustainable Food Systems Advisor for UC Cooperative Extension.  If you have questions about Cultivate LA, contact Rachel Surls at ramabie@ucanr.edu or see our FAQs. Funding for the 2016 update was provided by the UC Global Food Initiative.

The 2013 Researchers

As the capstone requirement at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning, the original Cultivate LA report represents the culmination of six months of collaborative research between thirteen Master of Urban and Regional Planning students and three research associates, with facilitation by a doctoral candidate student advisor, and two faculty advisors.


Jaemi Jackson, Project Manager

Kelly Rytel, Project Manager

India Brookover

Nicholas Efron

Genevieve Hernandez

Erik Johnson

Youngjun Kim

Wenchong Lai

Mayra Navarro

Alba Pena

Zachary Rehm

Hyejeong Yoo

Zachary Zabel


Laurel Hunt

Jessica Howen McBride

Matthew Rising (UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW)


Carol Goldstein

Stephanie Pincetl

Teaching Assistant

Adam Dorr

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s