Welcome! I am an assistant professor at the Evans School of Public Policy at Governance at the University of Washington. Previously, I was an assistant professor at the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia and on the executive committee of UGA's Center for Integrative Conservation Research. 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.