Akshay Mehra

DSSG 2023 Project Lead


Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

Dr. Akshay Mehra (he/him) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. His lab leverages quantitative and computational methods to better understand the evolution of life and environment on Earth. Before starting at the University of Washington, Dr. Mehra held a Neukom Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth College. Prior to graduate school at Princeton University, he was a researcher at Situ Studio, where he primarily worked on projects involving human rights violations.

Dr. Mehra strongly believes that scientists should apply their technical and subject matter expertise to pressing social and humanitarian issues. The DSSG program provides such an opportunity.