I am an environmental social scientist interested in natural resource governance in arid to semi-arid climates, especially in low to middle-income communities in the US and globally.
I recently completed a PhD in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University, and am currently seeking opportunities to contribute my background in research, teaching, and community engagement to work with the federal government, in academia, or at the intersection of public service and academia.
My present research agenda concerns the study of newly established institutions to govern natural resources. I wrote my dissertation about the collective maintenance and management of irrigation systems in Tajikistan. I also have a BA in International Studies and Russian & Slavic Studies from the University of Arizona.