Priya Shukla

Shellfish Aquaculture in a Changing Ocean


I am a PhD Student at UC Davis studying how climate change affects shellfish aquaculture operations within the coastal ocean.

I am currently a contributor for Forbes, writing about ocean science.


I am A publicly active graduate education (PAGE) fellow with imaGining america.

You can read about my cohort’s public scholarship efforts and engaged art practices in this blog salon.

I am THE GRADUATE FELLOW For the sacramento area chapter of the SCHOLARS STRATEGY NETWORK (SSN).

Read my policy brief: “Why California Needs to Strength Marine Aquaculture to Endure Climate Change“.

If you are interested in using your science to inform policy, join your local SSN chapter!

I am a National Science Foundation Research Trainee In THE SUSTAINABLE OCEANS PROGRAM AT UC Davis.

If you are currently a Master’s student at a California State University (CSU) that is interested in interdisciplinary marine science, consider applying for the CMSI-COAST Scholars Program.

If you are applying to be a PhD in the field of marine science at UC Davis, consider applying for the NRT program when you submit your graduate application to UC Davis.


I am a RELENTLESS ADVOCATE for diversity, equity, and inclusion. I work within academia and at its boundaries to increase the visibility of marginalized communities inside and outside of science.



I am an ARDENT COMMUNICATOR of the challenges our society must overcome to combat environmental change and social injustice. I engage locally to innovate solutions for human-driven climate change across multiple facets of society.

With ~40% of the world's population living withing 60 miles of a coastline, it is critical that we understand how communities that rely on the ocean and invaluable natural resources therein, will be impacted by climate change.