Lauren Drakopulos

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Washington

Broadly I study the relationships between science, technology, and people and how these interactions play out in environmental monitoring and management. My research program has evolved around three key themes as they relate to fishing-based livelihoods: 1) the politics of environmental science, 2) the Big Data turn in environmental management, and 3) environmental justice and resource access and control.

Common threads that run throughout my work are practicing publicly engaged research and developing tools for science communication to work towards a more just, inclusive, and equitable practice of science.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Department of Georgaphy, University of Washington


  • 2012 
    University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Environmental Science and Policy