Research Team

Note: Students interested in summer research opportunities are encouraged to contact me via email for more information!

Current Collaborators

Howard Drossman is a Professor of Environmental Education and current acting Chair of the CC Education Department, as well as the Program Director for CC's TREE (Teaching and Research in Environmental Education) Program.

Past Collaborators & Affiliations

Lexi Neilan (she/her/they/them)


Melanie Leung (she/her)

Melanie Leung is a journalist-turned-researcher working for equitable opportunities and outcomes in education. She is currently working as a Research and Policy Associate at Learning Policy Institute. Melanie holds an M.A. in International Education Policy Analysis from Stanford University.

Stanford Social Ecology Lab

Dr. Nicole Ardoin (she/her), PI

Dr. Nicole Ardoin and the Social Ecology Lab at Stanford University focus on environmental behavior as influenced by environmental learning and motivated by place-based connections. Professor Ardoin’s work primarily occurs in informal and community-based settings, including parks and protected areas, nature-based tourism programs, farmers markets, and other everyday-life settings.