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I sat for an interview with PBS NewsHour Weekend to talk about my research on neighborhood oil production and community health in California.

In October 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a draft rule that would create a 3,200-foot buffer zone between sensitive receptors (including homes, schools, and hospitals) and oil and gas wells. Our studies on preterm birth and air pollution were cited by CNBC and other outlets as part of the base of evidence supporting this policy.

I talked with Stanford News about findings from a study published in Science of the Total Environment, where we found that drilling and operating wells in California emitted harmful concentrations of air pollutants. This work was covered by Environmental Health News and other news outlets including the Sacramento Bee and KCET. I also discussed our findings in a Spanish-language interview with Línea Abierta on Radio Bilingüe.

After I received the Ethnic and Community Center Academic Achievement Award, Stanford VPGE News asked me about my work with El Centro Chicano y Latino.

Stanford News covered the Climate Risk Management study where my colleagues and I found that, during wildfires, the way Californians perceive of and respond to the risks from wildfire smoke was shaped by their own senses and information from their social networks.

I spoke with Stanford News about how the Biden administration can apply scientific research to advance environmental justice.

Stanford Earth News interviewed me for the article, ‘What does it mean to be Latinx in the geosciences?’

Stanford News covered the Environmental Epidemiology study where we found higher risk of preterm birth among people living near oil wells in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Several news outlets discussed our findings, including National Geographic, CNBC, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Grist, Capital and Main, Inside Climate News, and Yale e360.

I spoke with the Goggles Optional podcast about a study in Environmental Research where my colleagues and I found widespread mercury exposure among women of reproductive age in the Peruvian Amazon.

The New York Times covered a report I co-wrote with the Yale Global Health Justice Project, in collaboration with the ACLU, where we found that scientifically unsound quarantine policies in some U.S. states impaired the capacity of international medical organizations to mount a response to the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa.