Welcome to my website! I am an assistant professor of environmental politics at the University of Virginia. My research explores how incentives shape environmental politics and spans multiple disciplinary sub-fields. I seek to integrate relevant techniques from political science, engineering, earth systems, computer science, and other disciplines to illuminate the problems of energy and the environment.
I am writing a book based on my dissertation on political regulation cycles. The article-length version of two dissertation chapters has won two best paper awards from the American Political Science Association (2017 Paul A. Sabatier Award) and the Southern Political Science Association (2018 Malcolm Jewell Award), respectively. My research has been very generously funded by a number of organizations, including the Horowitz Foundation and the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association.
During graduate school at Stanford University (2013-18), I forged my own path by simultaneously completing a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, with a concentration in atmosphere and energy. Before Stanford, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi from Swarthmore College with concentrations in political science and environmental studies.
This academic year, I am teaching three classes reflecting my research interests: “The Politics of Air Pollution,” “Environmental Politics in China,” and “Approaches to Environmental Politics.”