Ph.D. Student


  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Ph.D. Student
    • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Concentration:

    • Conservation Communication
    • Science Communication
    • Human-Wildlife Interaction
  • Department:

    • Journalism & Media Communication
  • Education:

    • B.S. Wildlife Biology • West Texas A&M University
    • M.S. Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science• University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo


Lucy Chalgren (She/Her/Hers): Communicating for conservation, bridging the gaps

Lucy is a Ph.D. student who discovered science communication while studying for wildlife biology exams during undergrad. Following graduation, she held positions with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and California State Parks, where she obtained an interpretive guide certification using narrative to connect members of the public to conservation. Enamored with connecting and communicating for the benefit of conservation work, Lucy pursued an M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science, where her graduate work focused on place-based science communication methods in Hawaiʻi. Lucy considers wherever her family is to be home, as Colorado is the ninth place she has lived. She hopes to continue working with the social marketing framework to aid communication in conservation.