Laurel Kruke is a doctoral student in Urban Education Policy at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. Her research interest is environmental education, and working towards more equitable access to environmental education within K-12, in both formal and informal settings. She is working with Gale Sinatra and others on sustainability education projects at USC and for the community. Before starting her doctoral studies, Laurel was a Program Manager for the nonprofit Illinois Green Alliance, overseeing an education and outreach program for community buildings in Chicago. She also has experience as a sustainability manager for school districts and as a workplace strategist for an architecture firm. She has a Bachelors of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, a Masters of Arts in Sustainability from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability.