Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Patel College of Global Sustainability
University of South Florida
I am an interdisciplinary scholar with training as a social scientist. I use theories and concepts from social sciences to investigate the environmental sustainability and social equity of policy outcomes. I employ both quantitative and qualitative methods to answer questions at the intersection of environmental policy, human behavior, and the built environment.
My primary research focuses on sustainable food and waste systems with two driving lines of inquiry:
I earned a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine where I also earned an MA in Demographic and Social Analysis in the School of Social Sciences. My training in the social sciences began at a small liberal arts university, Southwest Minnesota State University, where I earned a BA in Sociology and Spanish Language & Culture. With this suite of formal training, I work to leverage the social sciences to improve public policy development, implementation, and outcomes.