Dr. Kristen Weiss is a freelance writer and editor specializing in science, sustainability, environment, and research communication. Previously, she was the Communications Coordinator for the Long Term Ecological Research network, an early career fellow in Science Communication at the Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, and before that a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Southern California where she taught courses focused on ecology, sustainability, and natural resource management.
Kristen received her PhD from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, where she studied marine governance using policy network analysis, and worked with Torres Strait Islander Indigenous communities to make films about their ocean conservation practices based on Traditional Ecological Knowledge. In her free time she enjoys adventures with her tiny dog Buttercup–on her stand-up paddle board, at the beach, or in the forest. And taking naps. And writing. And contemplating the ridiculousness of existence. And roller skating, training horses, and rescuing animals.