David Kay ’79

David Kay ’79 graduated with a BS in Biology followed by a Master’s in biology in 1982 from Cal State University, Northridge.  He then received a Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from UCLA, in 1988. Since 1999, David has managed the environmental mitigation projects required by the California Coastal Commission for Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.  These projects include restoration of 150 acres of degraded wetlands at San Dieguito Lagoon near Del Mar, construction of a 150-acre artificial kelp reef offshore from San Clemente, and funding for the Hubbs-Sea World fish hatchery in Carlsbad. Today, David also manages a group of over sixty environmental specialists, project managers and engineers responsible for environmental siting, licensing and construction compliance of all SCE generation and transmission projects.  Edison expects to spend nearly $5 billion in 2014 constructing new transmission line infrastructure, all of which requires advance environmental planning, permitting and construction oversight.