About Me

As a researcher and teacher, I am broadly interested in the interactions between humans and the environment. As a political ecologist, I investigate the multi-scalar power dynamics embedded within processes of climate change adaptation, environmental governance, and natural resource access. I am particularly interested in how these processes occur in relation to water and flooding. I take a mixed methods approach to my research, with an emphasis on qualitative data collection. I have research projects in Southern Africa and Southern West Virginia. You can read more about these on my research page.


PhD Geography, Penn State

MA Geography, University of Kansas

BA Enviro. Science, Colorado College

Contact Information


249 Brooks Hall

Morgantown, WV 26505