Carri examines something during a fieldtrip to an area affected by removal of the Elwha River dam. Photo by Shauna Bittle.

Early in 2013, Carri and an Evergreen colleague led a Master of Environmental Studies field trip to the areas most affected by removal of Elwha River dams. Photo by Shauna Bittle.

Carri LeRoy, Ph.D.

Senior Science Advisor, Former Co-Director, Sustainability in Prisons Project
Member of the Faculty, The Evergreen State College

Dr. Carri LeRoy is a Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College. She co-directed the Sustainability in Prisons Project with Dan Pacholke and Steve Sinclair from 2011 to 2017, overseeing a period of enormous expansion and solidification of the model. Through her teaching at Evergreen and her research program in freshwater ecology and ecological genetics, she mentors undergraduate and graduate students in their work with SPP.

With a PhD in Biology, she is fascinated by interactions between forests and streams and has studied riparian systems in Washington, Arizona, and Utah for the past 15 years. Dr. LeRoy has published over 30 scientific research articles with students and collaborators in the fields of stream ecology, ecological genetics, riparian forest ecology and prairie plant community dynamics. Since 2006 she has published with 15 undergraduate and 4 graduate co-authors. She has received grants from the USDA and NSF and has received an award from the North American Benthological Society.

Dr. LeRoy’s interest in science and sustainability education in prisons grows from her Master’s degree in interdisciplinary environmental education and her desire to encourage environmental stewardship in broad audiences.

Learn more about Dr. LeRoy at her personal website.