I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Public Policy Program at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. My core interest is in climate change and digital literacy that empowers nonprofit organizations to use digital environments, social networking sites (SNSs) in particular, to support climate change action. My research agenda explores the relationship between the policy process and communication theory with a particular focus on the environment, nonprofit advocacy, energy, and technology. You can find more information about my research, teaching, service, and writing on this site.
Previously, I worked as a permit and policy analyst for the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Rockville, Maryland, a project specialist at American University, and I have served as a research assistant at both the masters' and doctoral level.
I hold a Master’s of Public Policy (2017) from American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in International Relations (2012) from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. While at American, I was awarded the William K. Reilly Fellowship for my contributions to environmental governance and was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the Public Administration Honor Society, for my scholastic achievements. At Mount Holyoke, I was awarded the Elaine Conde Scholarship (2010), served as the co-chair of the International Student Organizing Committee (ISOC), and was a member of the student advisory board for the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. To learn more about the awards and fellowships I received click here.
Outside of my professional pursuits, I am an avid football (“soccer”) fan and Liverpool Football Club supporter. I enjoy watching the Celtics play, at The Garden, coffee, photography, reading, Crossfit, and watching films. You can follow me on Twitter or we can connect via email.