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I research energy, water, and development in China.

I'm a postdoctoral fellow in sustainability in the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University. 

I'm interested in the political economy and uneven socio-environmental impacts of China's green development transformation, and the implications of this transformation for other industrializing countries. My 20 months of fieldwork has taken me all over China - from remote villages on the Laotian border, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing.

Prior to coming to Cornell, I received a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MPhil in Resource Management and Geography from the University of Melbourne, and a BA in Anthropology and East Asian Studies from Vanderbilt University. Outside academia, I led policy and strategy for the Asialink Institute and developed urban renewal and regional development strategies at the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development.

I also hike long distances and run up big mountains.

Curriculum Vitae