Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

As a PhD student in the Rubenstein School, Diana is part of an interdisciplinary team examining the relationship between harmful algal blooms in Lake Champlain and human well-being. She will focus on how and why communities take action, specifically looking at how they understand and use scientific data to inform decision-making processes. Her research interests also include scientific communication, cultural ecosystem services, and socio-ecological systems. Previously, Diana worked with communities in North Carolina and Virginia on issues of water quality and land conservation, and most recently, spent time honing her science writing with North Carolina Sea Grant. Originally from Ohio, she has a BS from Marietta College, as well as a MSES and a MPA from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Advisor: Rachelle Gould

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Community action, cultural ecosystem services, science communication



  • MS, Environmental Science, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BS, Environmental Science, Mariette College


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