danielle hoague

Danielle Hoague

Ph.D. student

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Danielle Hoague (she/her) is an incoming Ph.D. student in the Environmental Science and Sustainability program and will be pursuing interdisciplinary research in environmental justice. Danielle recently graduated from UC Berkeley with her B.S. in Society and Environment with a focus on Justice and Sustainability. Her motivation stems from growing up in Altadena, in eyeshot of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which dumped rocket fuel into the surrounding area in the 1950s and contaminated the area’s groundwater. She plans to examine this region and other case studies of contamination as part of her graduate work. To tie theory and praxis together throughout her research, she will also use upward mobility methods through education to teach K-12 students about environmental justice and community organizing. Her goal is to incorporate community knowledge and academic perspectives in the creation of a space for environmental education; one in which community members recognize both their environment’s potential health risks as well as their capacity to create better health outcomes. In her free time Danielle also enjoys camping, crocheting, and hammocking.