CARB Appoints New Climate Change And Research Officer

Rajinder Sahota is the new deputy executive officer of climate change and research at the California Air Resources Board.

Sahota has both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Atmospheric Science from the University of California, Davis.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has named Rajinder Sahota as the new deputy executive officer of climate change and research. In her new role, Sahota will continue to help lead CARB’s climate change programs while assuming additional responsibilities in the research division and working with the executive team to support strengthening collaboration throughout the agency.


Sahota started with CARB in 2001 and is currently the chief of the industrial strategies division. Her work since joining CARB includes working on air quality data analyses of studies focused on harmful exposure to local air pollution; assessing ways to reduce locomotive emissions as part of the goods movement effort; developing verification requirements for reporters of greenhouse gas emission data; and implementing major climate change regulations like the Cap-and-Trade Program and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.