Annie Hale is the Director, Research & Development for the Sustainability Science Education Project housed in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. She is also pursuing her Ph.D. in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Her work combines the fields of science and technology studies, sustainability science, and geography, while her research interests and daily efforts focus on science communication and society’s critical consumption of science and technology.
She directs a variety of educational programs that target sustainability science and 21st-century learning that aim to inspire, engage, and empower a variety of publics, from teachers to community leaders, with an enhanced understanding of the social dimensions of science and technology.
With the goal to better inform how we understand, perform, and envision society’s role with science and technology, Annie works to build upon knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for problem-solving with respect to complex sustainability challenges and the interconnected relationships of science and society. Annie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability from ASU, as well as a Masters in Science and Technology Policy from ASU's Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes. She has a Professional Masters of Interior Architecture from UCLA and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since January 2009. She worked in the field of architecture for five years at the influential architecture studio, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill prior to coming to ASU.