Gabby Yang is experienced in the science-policy interface and specializes in environmental governance and decision-making in marine systems. With a strong belief in interdisciplinary and community-based knowledge, she hopes to use her background in marine ecology, education, and science communication to better inform and improve the management of our coasts and oceans. Gabby is currently working on addressing the adaptive capacity and vulnerability of resource-dependent communities to ocean acidification.
Prior to joining the OST team in 2023, Gabby was a K-6 STEM instructor, CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) Northern California Marine Invertebrate Fisheries Management Intern, Ernest Prete Jr. fellow, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) fellow, Scholars Program in Research, Education, and Science (SPIRES) fellow, and peer mentor to various programs. As a result of her interest in science communication and providing accessible science, she has contributed to website development for multiple projects and published an infographic for the Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) special issue in “Fisheries Management and Ecology.”
Gabby is currently a PhD student at the University of California, Davis in the Graduate Group in Ecology and conducts her research as part of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior. She also holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.