Gabrielle “Gabby” Lout is a PhD student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. Growing up visiting her family in the Dominican Republic, she became an avid scuba diver and ocean advocate. She graduated with a B.S. in Marine and Conservation Biology from Seattle University and received a M.A. in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development from Hawaii Pacific University. By melding together the quantitative and qualitative aspects of marine conservation and sustainability, she is committed to bridging the gap between the natural and social sciences. In all of her work, she takes an interest in finding solutions for the complex socio-ecological challenges our marine environment is facing and the people who depend on it most. Her previous research focused on coral reef conservation, marine protected areas, ecosystem services, and coastal management in Hawaii and the Caribbean. Her current work at Arizona State University is centered around conservation approaches for small-scale fisheries that addresses environmental sustainability while protecting the livelihoods of fishers and communities in Guyana. She also examines interventions for reduced resource waste in seafood supply chains in Mexico and the United States.
M.A. Global Leadership and Sustainable Development, Hawaii Pacific University, 2017
B.S. Marine and Conservation Biology, Seattle University, 2014