University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Ariana Cano

Ariana Cano PhD Student, RESNR

BS, Political Science, Florida State University

BA, Editing, Writing,& Media, Florida State University

MS, Natural Resources with concentration in Environmental Thought and Culture, University of Vermont


Advisors: Walter Kuentzel and Kimberly Wallin

Ariana was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. When she was 11 years old she moved to the U.S where she quickly learned about her passion for different cultures, and intercultural habits regarding environmental conservation. She graduate from Florida State University (FSU) where she received a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Editing, Writing, and Media; she also studied international relations and French. With a strong interest in linguistics, writing, and media Ariana became involved with the International office at Florida State. Later on, she found the opportunity to work with the newly established FSU Office of Sustainability, where she could work within her other field of interest: environmental education. Here she worked and lead several sustainable development projects such as the Take Back the Tap campaign (a student-run activist campaign movement to end the sales of bottled water from campus) and Garnet and Gold Goes Green (a football game day recycling program). Her experience in community organizing and sustainable development took Ariana to intern for Food and Water Watch in D.C on their education and outreach department as an online community organizer.

Ariana completed her Master's Program in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources where she studied the impact and relationships between community supported agriculture and human attitude and behavior. Currently, Ariana is pursuing her PhD at the Rubenstein School where she will be analyzing the human dimensions of invasive insects in New England Forest.


Research Interests: Environmental Sociology, Social Psychology, Human Dimensions of Environmental Issues, Environmental Justice
Dissertation topic: Human dimensions of invasive insects


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