Marc Steele

Marc Steele
Phone: (619) 260-4600 ext. 2521
Office: Pardee Legal Research Center L16

Technical Policy Analyst

  • BS/BA, 2014, California State University, Long Beach
  • MESM, 2016, University of California, Santa Barbara

As a technical policy analyst with USD's Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC), Marc Steele’s work focuses on developing greenhouse gas emissions inventories, assessing mitigation measures for local jurisdictions and the San Diego region, and advancing the integration of economic tools into climate planning.

Prior to joining EPIC in January of 2017, Steele worked as a research assistant with the Riparian InVasion Research Laboratory in UCSB’s Marine Science Institute and partnered with faculty at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. His research interests centered on the impacts of climate change and the application of economic tools in conservation. Through his work, he has conducted a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis for an invasive species removal program in the lower Santa Clara River and explored the impacts of climate change on smallholder farmers in Central America. He received a Master of Environmental Science & Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in conservation planning. Steele also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in German Studies from California State University, Long Beach.