Aine Lawlor
U.S. Geological Survey


Aine Lawlor is a USGS intern and attends Bowdoin College in Maine where she will graduate with a degree in Government and Legal Studies. She has assisted in many aspects of the project including the construction of a comprehensive literature review of all research done within the study region regarding Indigenous People & climate change and a similar review of knowledge co-production. The Arctic Rivers Project social media is often updated by Aine and she’s completed some interviews with the Indigenous Advisory Council to highlight the members on our communication platforms. Aine has most recently been working on a publication on the evolution of knowledge co-production in Alaska which involves extensive research and interviews with experts. Her driving questions are, “Where did knowledge co-production come from and why did it become a preeminent framework in Alaska? What does it look like now, where is it failing and succeeding?” 

Aine appreciates the collaboration on the team and is very interested in the role of Indigenous Advisory Council. After graduation, she anticipates attending law school and would like to work in Arctic Policy.