My path to professorship was not a carefully executed plan. As I slowly made progress toward this career, I engaged in humanitarian work, traveled a lot, received an MA in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Bank in Washington D.C. This background shapes my scholarship, teaching, service, and attitude in the academe today.
Outside of work, I am a California native enjoying the south. While I miss the vastness of the west coast, I deeply appreciate regular precipitation on the east coast. Running, yoga, wilderness, wildlife, food & drink, music, family, friendship, and being alone are important to me. I am the proud mama of two entertaining, inquisitive young sons.
I believe social science, interdisciplinarity, self-awareness, conversation, and empathy are (some of) the building blocks necessary for tackling the crises of the 21st century. I have benefitted from unplugging and turning notifications off.
Some recent press with my involvement:
University Units Collaborate to Host Climate & Water Research Slam | May 25, 2022
Nearly Two-Thirds of Georgians Support Immediate Action on Climate, Survey Shows | February 21, 2022