Spencer Robins

PhD Student



Spencer studies the history and the future of our relationship with the natural world. Much of his professional work has involved using storytelling on behalf of education and advocacy. He has worked with the Friends of the Angeles Forest to develop new media and storytelling techniques to advance their work in the San Gabriel Mountains, with the Jet Propulsion Lab to write a musical comedy show about comets, and with Story Pirates to create workshops and videos that inspire children to love to write. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and at kcet.org


Environmental Storytelling Collaboration with KCET

LENS has launched a major collaboration with KCET, Southern California’s independent public TV and digital media company. The project provides a public platform for LENS members’ research on environmental narrative and culture and for the innovative work of UCLA Film and Television faculty and students. Working with KCET producers and editors, we are developing immersive...