Ellen Kujawa is a National Academies of Sciences, Gulf Research Program Fellow hosted at The Data Center through August 2021. Ellen primarily contributes to The Data Center’s work on coastal resilience, water management, and equity.
Ellen’s recent research focuses on equity in the U.S. federal response to floods; her previous research experience includes publications on water quality, biodiversity, invasive species, and paleoecology. Broadly, Ellen’s current research interests include environmental justice, equity in community resilience, and the applicability of large datasets for answering social science questions.
Ellen holds an MSc in Water Science, Policy, and Management from the University of Oxford, an MS in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an AB in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Prior to joining The Data Center team, Ellen worked at the Lake Champlain Basin Program, where she helped to facilitate transboundary watershed management and policy in the United States and Canada, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where her research focused on aquatic plant ecosystems and how best to manage them.