Cohort 2020
Education MS Education K-12, CUNY Hunter College, BA Biology, Colby College
Research Interests Environmental education; Environmental literacy; Informal science learning; Inclusion; Urban education

Lisa Nehring is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University School of Education primarily interested in urban environmental education and connections to nature. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Lisa worked as a science teacher in Brooklyn, NY, and partnered with diverse organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Harlem Grown, and NYC Audobon Society, to support the idea of cities as classrooms. Most recently, Lisa investigated connections between community, conservation, and Buddhism in Northern Thailand’s forest monasteries through Miami University’s Global Field Program. Her academic interests include: pollinator biology, ecology, horticulture, mindfulness, environmental literature, research issues in science, and science curriculum and instruction.