I am an environmental social scientist with a PhD in Environmental Science and Policy from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. I am especially interested in the social and policy aspects of natural resource governance in arid to semi-arid climates, especially in low to middle-income communities in the US and globally.
I am eager to contribute my background in research, teaching, and community engagement to work in academia, with the federal government, or at the intersection of public service and academia.
My present research agenda concerns the study of newly established institutions for natural resource governance. I wrote my dissertation about water user participation in 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.