Valoree Gagnon

Valoree Gagnon


  • Postdoctoral researcher
  • Environmental and Energy Policy


  • MS, Environmental Policy, Michigan Tech
  • BS, Social Sciences, Michigan Tech

Research Interests

  • Funded by the National Science Foundation’s GK-12 Global Watershed Fellowship, I am partnered with a local secondary school teacher and create lessons based on my research for eighth-grade Earth Science students. These programs have been ideal for my interests in environmental outreach, educational initiatives, and environmental justice.
  • I’m currently researching Native American perspectives of environment within hunting, fishing, and gathering lifeways in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. I believe that understanding environment through diverse, place-based perspectives is essential to good policy and the everyday decisions by which we live.