Susan Tarka Sanchez

Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services
Los Angeles, CA

SUSAN TARKA SANCHEZ is an environmental scientist and sustainability expert who has worked for such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Levi Strauss, and Merck KGaA. Her background includes work in clean energy, environmental health and safety, green chemistry, and biotechnology. She is a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) task force and board member. Most recently, she was a consultant to brands focused on responsible sourcing and reducing their environmental impact. Susan earned a B.A. in environmental studies and biology from UC Santa Cruz.



The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) maintains 23,000 miles of car, bike, and pedestrian lanes per year. After power generation, paving streets is reportedly the second leading producer of greenhouse gas in a municipality’s operations. To help mitigate climate change, StreetsLA is partnering with FUSE Executive Fellow Susan Tarka Sanchez to assess the environmental sustainability of its operations and recommend ways to reduce its carbon footprint.