Yen-Chu Weng is a lecturer in the College’s Environmental Studies program. As a geographer, she has always been interested in exploring the connections between human societies and the environment. She received broad training in both the biophysical sciences and the social sciences, and has integrated quantitative, qualitative, and GIS methods into her research projects. Her research focuses on the politics of participation in environmental volunteering programs. By comparing perspectives of multiple stakeholders, she examines the role of science, nature, and participation in ecological restoration. In addition to teaching several courses, she is also an advisor for students’ Capstone projects.