Ashton Wesner is an interdisciplinary scholar of political ecology and feminist science and technology studies. She has two current research projects: One examines the historical relationship between technologies of occupation, visuality, and environmental culture in U.S. settler colonial Pacific Northwest. The other analyzes the feminist practices of evolutionary biologists studying spiders--in the laboratory and the field--at the U.S.-México border. She earned her Ph.D. in Society and Environment from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. As a graduate student she was a Berkeley Connect Fellow in 2016-17, and taught for courses on Engineering, Society, & Environment, and Political Ecology.