Priya Shukla is a marine ecologist and science communicator who enjoys navigating the interstices between marine science, policy construction, and community-building. In consulting as Science Engagement Specialist for OST, Priya hopes to identify and fortify connections between scientific research and policy needs as they relate to ocean acidification, sea level rise, fisheries, and climate mitigation. As someone aspiring towards a more just future, Priya strives to embed equity and inclusivity into these endeavors.
Prior to her partnership with OST in 2022, Priya worked in environmental consulting, high school and public education, environmental policy, and academic science. Collectively, these experiences have driven her enthusiasm for dovetailing science and public engagement.
Priya is currently a PhD Candidate at UC Davis. Before this, she received her M.S. in Ecology from San Diego State University in 2015 and her B.S. in Environmental Science and Management from UC Davis in 2011.
Priya is a founding board member of the Reclaiming STEM Institute and serves on Point Blue’s Science Advisory Committee.