I'm a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University, specializing in Public Administration and Environmental Governance. I am currently on the US and European academic job markets.
Using qualitative and quantitative methods, I study policy implementation and institutional change in the context of environmental/climate policy and international development. My work on policy implementation emphasizes bureaucrat behavior and how both agency management practice and politics shape it. My work on institutional change concentrates on the factors influencing international development agencies' responses to environmental crises, and how/why terrestrial conservation policies have evolved over time. Empirically, the majority of my research has focused on the World Bank and Brazil's federal protected areas agency.
You can find information on my publications and current projects on the Research page of this site.
Prior to doctoral studies, I earned an MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford and a BA in Environmental Studies from Amherst College.
Outside of academia, I’ve worked as a consultant/research analyst for the World Bank Environment Practice, World Bank Independent Evaluation Group, The Brattle Group (an energy economics consulting firm), International Rivers, and Conservation Strategy Fund. As a Thomas Watson Fellow, I spent a year documenting the social-environmental impacts of large hydropower projects across South/Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.