Aleta Weller

Senior Research and Engagement Officer

School of Global Environmental Sustainability

Fields of Expertise

Education and Outreach, Engagement, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Science Communication

Areas of Interest

Integration of local knowledge and ecological data, Community interactions, Sustainability, Leadership development, Interdisciplinary research


Aleta Rudeen Weller is the Senior Research and Engagement Officer at Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability. For the School, Aleta works to facilitate discourse and creative approaches to sustainability research, leadership, and engagement. She runs the School’s collaborative research programs for CSU faculty, creates opportunities for networking and dialogue across the University’s disciplinary and organizational boundaries, and helps form innovative, strategic partnerships to advance sustainability scholarship. Aleta runs the School’s selection and annual training of early career sustainability science leadership fellows and sits on the advisory committee of ANGLES, a network of higher education institutions doing similar leadership training across the U.S. and Canada. She is in charge of the School’s strategy for developing new interdisciplinary research activities, return on investment, messaging, and role in community and campus connections.