Laura Dev originally hails from the northeastern U.S. and presently resides in California where she is working on her PhD in Society & Environment in the Environmental Science, Policy, and Management department at UC Berkeley. Her research dwells at the intersection of political ecology, ethnobotany, and science technology and society (STS) in the context of ecological change, seeking to illuminate ways of being that are focused on strengthening the relations between humans and other parts of the earth ecosystem. With a M.S. in ecological science, she now spends a lot of her time trying to become a good social scientist. Laura is a poet, scientist, philosopher, dancer, photographer, student & adventurer ~ exploring earthly experience as deeply as she can muster.


1. A woman who cures.

2. A woman who is a guardian or custodian.