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University of Wisconsin–Madison
PhD, Sociology and Community & Environmental Sociology

About Me

My research and teaching interests are at the intersection of environmental sociology, social movements, and economic sociology with a focus on inclusive economic development policy.

I earned a PhD in Sociology and Community & Environmental Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020, a Master in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in French from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 2007.

I am originally from the Pacific Northwest but have lived in several states and countries.  Prior to academia, I served as Interim Executive Director and Director of Cooperative Development of a local Rwandan nonprofit from 2008-09 and Co-Founder of the Miami River Foods Project in Troy, Ohio from 2009-11.

I have been active with local nonprofits working on economic equity, climate justice, and elections integrity in a volunteer capacity since moving to Madison in 2013.