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Shannon Lea Watkins

Shannon Lea Watkins is a doctoral candidate in public affairs at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University. Her primary research interests are at the intersection of community well-being and environmental health and her current projects examine the social and environmental outcomes of neighborhood engagement in urban forestry, urban environmental justice, and public policy strategies for urban forest management. Shannon Lea is an affiliate of the Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group (BUFRG) where she and her colleagues examine urban systems through the perspective of social-ecological systems. Shannon Lea is currently based in San Francisco, California.