Author Bios


Abigail Lowell
Lead Author

Abigail (she/her) is a senior undergraduate student at Humboldt State University (HSU), graduating in May 2021 with a B.S. in Environmental Science & Management, an emphasis in Environmental Education & Interpretation, and a minor in Wildland Soil Science.

Abigail grew up in the San Francisquito Creek Watershed on the western peninsula of San Francisco Bay (Ramaytush Ohlone-Lamchin land), graduated from Castilleja School in Palo Alto in 2016, and attended UC Berkeley before transferring to Humboldt State University in 2018.

Prior to researching nuclear waste management on Humboldt Bay, Abigail has been a multisport field instructor at Avid 4 Adventure summer camp (2018), a researcher and data analyst on an HSU visitor survey in the California State Parks North Coast Redwoods District (2019), a volunteer environmental educator for elementary schools around Humboldt County (2018–2019), and a seasonal interpreter in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park (2020). She is a member of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) and HSU’s Sea Level Rise Initiative (SLRI).

After graduating from HSU in May 2021, Abigail hopes to continue working to serve the community and build widespread climate resilience through environmental science, management, interpretation, and education.

Jennifer Marlow, J.D.

Professor Marlow is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Law & Policy in the Department of Environmental Science & Management at Humboldt State University.

She is licensed to practice law in Washington and Alaska. Her climate justice research relies on ethnographic and empirical components that require long-term and sustained relationships with climate-affected communities. Her research, including this project, often engages intractable issues with entangled ethics that present decadal problems, and is humanized by the real struggles and triumphs of every day life in a climate-changed world. This project is supported by the California Sea Grant; the CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology (COAST); the HSU Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Program; the HSU GI 2025 program; and the HSU College of Natural Resources.