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 a second-year Ph.D. student in the UCLA Environment and Sustainability program pursuing interdisciplinary research in environmental justice and science and technology studies. Her research explores the political exchange between scientific knowledge and community activism that produces disparate health outcomes for disadvantaged communities in the Los Angeles region. Danielle transferred from community college to graduate as a Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society member and McNair Scholar from UC Berkeley in 2019 with her B.S. in Society and Environment. At UC Berkeley, she independently researched how food insecurity affects low-income students living in the San Francisco Bay Area while managing an education policy research lab. At UCLA, she is a Cota-Robles fellow, Center for Diverse Leadership in Science Early-Career fellow, and a National Science Foundation Trainee in the Innovations in Food, Energy, and Water Systems program. In CDLS, Danielle is a part of the environmental justice working group and k-12 outreach group. In her free time, she enjoys tending to her plants and crocheting.