Stephanie Tanverakul

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Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in civil and environmental engineering, San Jose State University; B.S. in environmental engineering, University of California, Merced


Stephanie A. Tanverakul is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was an associate civil engineer at Schaaf and Wheeler Consulting Engineers, focused on water resources projects. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. 

Tanverakul has an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from San Jose State University and a B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of California, Merced. Her research interests include water supply, environmental and natural resource management, infrastructure, global climate change, environmental sustainability, and technology policy.


  • Looking west along the Los Angeles River from the Fletcher Drive Bridge, <a href="">photo</a> by Downtowngal / <a href="">CC BY-SA 4.0</a>

    Los Angeles River Revitalization: Taking Inspiration from Near and Far

    Currently a predominantly concrete channel running through the city, the Los Angeles River has great potential to revitalize Los Angeles's water resources, landscape, and identity. Creating a new vision for the river presents a complex challenge for policymakers, engineers, and urban planners.

    Feb 4, 2020 The RAND Blog