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Katherine Ball

Grad Research Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology
Future of Innovation in Sciety


Katherine is a PhD student in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program at Arizona State University. Her work focuses on understanding how the public engages in environmental regulation through Environmental and Social Impact Assessments. She aims to study National Marine Sanctuaries in her dissertation. When not doing research, Katherine enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons and exploring her national parks.

Scholar in Risk Innovation Lab; Center for Smart Cities and Regions; Center for Enginneering, Policy, and Society


Masters of Science and Technology Policy, Arizona State University

B.S. Oceanography, University of Washington

Research Interests: 

Public engagement in policy

Coastal communities and marine development

Community learning

Learning through game design and play

Research Group: 

Civic Science for Environmental Futures Collaborative