Carlie Trott

PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University

Recent initiatives to foster the engagement of diverse constituencies in climate change action have emphasized the transformative potential of children and youth as agents of sustainable change within their families and communities. However, in the U.S., young people face a number of social, cultural, political, and educational barriers to their active engagement with climate change. As an applied social psychologist, my research aims to simultaneously explore and expand youth agency to carry out personal and collaborative climate change action. In a more general sense, my research explores the intersection of science education, social justice, and civic and political engagement.

Other Affiliations: 
College of Natural Sciences
Department of Psychology