Mónica D. Ramírez-Andreotta, MPA, PhD

Director, Gardenroots and Project Harvest

Associate Professor, Environmental Science (home)

Associate Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health’s Division of Community, Environment & Policy (joint)

Dr. Ramírez’s research programs revolve around developing a fundamental understanding of the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, with a primary focus on plant-soil systems and phytotechnologies to improve soil and air quality. She and her team are committed to serving the community and building citizen science programs to increase public participation in environmental health research, developing low-cost environmental monitoring tools to improve exposure estimates, and designing effective risk communication and data report-back strategies to improve environmental health literacy.


  • PhD, Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona
  • MPA, Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University, New York
  • BA, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • BA, Studio Art, University of Arizona