Kellen Marshall-Gillespie is one of three ESA 2011 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. Her Ph.D. research at the University of Illinois-Chicago focuses on applying ecological theories to social justice and environmental sustainability. Kellen talks about her experiences in public policy at various levels of government and how her work has connected issues in environmental justice with overarching conservation interests.
For more discussion on environmental justice, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, Ecotone.
This is the first in a series of three episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA in 2011 for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.