Ruth Galanter, M.A.
Ruth Galanter is Visiting Scholar at Loyola Marymount University and consultant for diverse companies and nonprofit organizations.
From 1987 to 2003, she was a member of the Los Angeles City Council. A policy leader in water and energy conservation, recycling, infrastructure, wetlands protection, and affordable housing, she also served as Council President and President Pro Tempore.
Her connection to Loyola Marymount dates from her work with the University during the planning and construction of the Leavey Campus.
Prior to 1987, Ms. Galanter had a varied career. She was appointed to the California Coastal Commission. She consulted for the State Coastal Conservancy and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. She worked with the Health Policy Advisory Center in New York, as editor of the Health Law Newsletter in Los Angeles, and on many committees of the American Public Health Association including the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health. She has been a popular guest lecturer at universities and author or co-author of many articles and opinion pieces.
Her work has been recognized by environmental organizations, the US EPA, and the National Recycling Coalition, among others, and is referenced in at least three books.
A.B. English Literature, University of Michigan
M.A. Urban Planning, Yale University School of Architecture
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