Tina Oppenheim Quinn is a co-founder and current board member of Sustainable Conservation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the notion that true sustainability has to balance both environmental and economic needs. By engaging the private sector to help design solutions that not only address environmental issues, but create economic incentives for businesses, lasting impact can be realized.
In her local community, Tina served as President of the PTA Council, representing 16 schools in her district. She worked to bring environmental change to every school at the ground level. Three years later, her school district of 12,000 students actively participates in an annual Green Week in addition to on-going recycling, composting, and school gardening. In December 2010, Tina co-founded Sustainable Palos Verdes Schools Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and funds the environmental activities in her school district. Tina won the Whole Living Magazine Readers Choice Eco-Hero award for her work with her local school district and community in April 2011.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tina’s family has been involved in philanthropy at UCLA for many years and is the sponsor of the Oppenheim Lecture Series. She is an industrial property manager in Orange County and an independent real estate broker. Tina believes passionately that the greatest leverage for environmental change lies in education and that UCLA’s IoES is vital to that effort.