Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown

Dr. Andrews received her Ph.D. (Soil Science) in 2011 at The Pennsylvania State University.  She remained at Penn State as a post-doctoral scholar and research associate. Dr. Andrews came to the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 as a lecturer and the advisor and coordinator of the Environmental Studies program. For over 14 years, she has conducted lab and field scale research as it pertains to water and soil quality. Presently, specific research has focused on carbon, nitrogen and emerging contaminants (mainly estrogens and antibiotics).Dr. Andrews has conducted research at two nationally known research sites –  The Susquehanna Shale Hill Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) and The Living Filter. More recently, research interests are centered on [informal & formal] science education. For 15 years, she has taught (or co-taught) a variety of middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in residential and online science-based courses.

Dr. Andrews joined Grounded’s board because she wanted to work with a diverse group of people to achieve a common goal – positively impacting the quality of life in Pittsburgh communities. She is motivated by the way Grounded is engaging communities around sustainability as communities thrive to improve their quality of life. In her downtime she enjoys reading (fiction and non-fiction), spending time with family and eating good food.