Welcome! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia (UGA). I am a faculty affiliate of UGA's River Basin Center, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, and Georgia Initiative on Climate and Society. Prior to UGA, I was a postdoctoral scholar with the Department of Forest Resources at University of Minnesota. I received my PhD in Political Science at UC Davis in 2018 and am an alumna of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior.
My research asks how public opinion, scientific information, and special interests filter through institutions to shape policymakers’ decisions, especially on climate change and the environment.