Nancy Barba, a Los Angeles native, is committed to a sustainable future. Nancy began her career by volunteering her time at environmental nonprofits while simultaneously working on her BS in Business Administration at Cal State Long Beach. There she explored environmental issues through classes in renewable energy, sociology and the environment. She is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional and has taught environment classes at the Pathways program at UCLA Extension. Nancy currently works for Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc. (BKi), an energy efficiency consulting firm whose Los Angeles office will be managing the Energy Upgrade California Program in the Los Angeles County. Previously Nancy was the Director of the Residential Greening Program. In that capacity she was responsible for the marketing, curriculum, and development of the Green Living Workshop. Under her direction the program grew to serve the Los Angeles community with the largest workshop participation in the program's history. She lives in Venice where she grows her own tomatoes and feeds the composting worms weekly.