Meet Dr. Lauren Griffin, a sociologist studying how the media shapes people’s perceptions of climate change!

Lauren Griffin earned her BA from Purdue University and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She currently manages the Journal of Public Interest Communications, housed in the College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) at the University of Florida. She is also the director of external research for Frank, an organization in CJC at UF. She’s passionate about climate change communications because of the massive threat climate change poses to people and ecosystems, and the unalterable link between environmental justice and racial, gender, and economic justice.