Dr. Priya Pugh

Priya Pugh is a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Washington Bothell and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She comes to this project as both an environmental educator and a researcher. Priya received a certificate in Education for Environment and Community from IslandWood in 2011, and has directed, designed, and been a field instructor for environmental education and STEAM-focused learning programs here in Seattle. Priya’s research focuses on how people learn about science when they are outside. More specifically, she studies how youth, adults, and families understand and actively make sense of complex ecological phenomena, and the social and cultural influences on this sense making.