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Laurel Kruke

Laurel Kruke

MA, 2015, School of Sustainability

Laurel.Kruke@asu.edu

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • MA, 2015, School of Sustainability

Biography

Laurel Kruke is a Masters of Art in Sustainability student at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, and she is originally from the Chicago, Illinois, area. After completing her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Design and Environmental Analysis, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she worked as a corporate workplace strategist at a global architecture and design firm. During her time in Boston, she volunteered with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and worked with the USGBC Massachusetts Education and Emerging Professionals Committees, planning events such as building tours, lectures and documentary screenings to provide industry professionals with more information about green buildings. She currently acts as the USGBC Students Regional Chair for AZ, supporting the USGBC student organizations at colleges and universities throughout the state. Through these experiences, along with a teaching assistantship during her undergrad years, her interest for sustainability awareness and education has flourished. This has influenced her master’s research and passion for K-12 sustainability and climate change education. Laurel’s master’s thesis research involves understanding climate change perceptions in high school students, focusing on high school juniors’ and seniors’ knowledge, beliefs and associated behaviors related to climate change. In her spare time, Laurel enjoys traveling, hiking, spinning (indoor cycling) and yoga.

Education

  • MA, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2015
  • BS, Design and Environmental Analysis (Facility Planning and Management concentration), Cornell University, 2008

Expertise

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Posters

2015

Kruke, L. 2015. Climate change knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors: A profile of high school students in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2014

Kruke, L. 2014. Climate change uncertainty and skepticism: A cross-country analysis. Poster presented at the AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting, Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation, February 13-17, 2014, Chicago, IL.

Kruke, L. 2014. Climate change uncertainty and skepticism: A cross-country analysis. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 28, 2014 , Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Kruke, L., D. White, K. Larson and A. Wutich. 2014. Climate change uncertainty and skepticism: A cross-country analysis. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Thesis (Masters)

2015

Kruke, L. 2015. Young people and climate change: Beliefs and behavioral choices among high school students from Phoenix, AZ and Plainfield, IL. Arizona State University. Master's thesis defended on April 8, 2015. Committee members: Kelli Larson (chair), Sonja Klinsky, and Dave White. .