Specializing in multi-species entanglements under climate change, Dr. Juniper Harrower works at the intersection of ecology, art, activism and policy. She uses rigorous science methods and a multimedia art practice to investigate human influence on ecological systems while seeking solutions that protect at-risk species and promote environmental justice.
A founding member of the international arts collective The Algae Society Bioart Design Lab, she also founded the environmental arts production company SymbioArtlab which contracts with national parks, universities, and the private sector to impact positive environmental change. Her research is published in both science and art scholarly journals and has shaped environmental policy. She is a National Science Foundation iCorps Fellow, an Oakland Teaching Fellow, and a Cota-Robles Fellow dedicated to advancing research for multicultural societies.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her research and artistic products have received wide exposure in popular media such as National Geographic, Kunstforum International, KCET Artbound, the associated press, podcasts, music festivals and conferences. Harrower founded and directs the Art+Science initiative at UC Santa Cruz to disrupt hierarchies of science hegemony through providing paid arts residencies and mentorship to underrepresented students. She teaches art at both UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz.