I am an environmental social scientist, currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Science and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

I am looking to contribute my background in research, teaching, and community engagement to work in academia, with the federal government, or at the intersection of both public service and academia.  

My present research agenda concerns the study of newly established institutions for natural resource governance, and I am completing my dissertation about the collective governance of irrigation systems in Tajikistan. I also have a BA in International Studies and Russian & Slavic Studies from the University of Arizona.