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Stephanie Mar joined UC Cooperative Extension on Oct. 03, 2022 as the asst. organic materials management advisor to develop a research and extension program on diverting organic wastes from landfills into productive alternative markets. Before joining ANR, Stephanie attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a dual-master's degree in public health (focused on environmental science and engineering) and in city and regional planning (focused on land use and environmental planning). Her work has concentrated on wastewater infrastructure, biosolids management, and watershed protection, so she is excited to incorporate compost, soil health, and food waste recovery into a program that is geared toward developing an organic waste circular economy. Her other research interests include spatial analysis, policy design, and environmental justice. Stephanie is based at the South Coast Research and Extension Center and serves Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties.