I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science and Assistant Director of the Focused Research Group in International Environmental Cooperation at UC Irvine. I am also an Honorary Fellow at the Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies in Kathmandu, Nepal. My research focuses on environmental law and policy in general, and constitutional environmental rights in particular. I hold a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Geography and a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Florida, an M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and an M.A. in Political Science from UC Irvine. My work has appeared in International Environmental Agreements, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, and Review of Policy Research. I received the 2013 Graduate Student Paper Award from the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association for my paper, "Constitutional Environmental Rights: A Quantitative Analysis of Intra-Regional Influences." I am a 2013 Human Security Fellow at the UC Irvine Center for Unconventional Security Affairs and a 2012-13 UC Irvine Public Impact Fellow. My hobbies include playing the guitar, blogging about green design, and running half-marathons. I currently reside in Long Beach, California.
For a synopsis of my scholarly interests, please visit my research page. For a listing of my published works, see the publications page. For information regarding my teaching experience, check out my teaching page. For a collection of photographs from my field research, please see the photography page. To read about my field research in Sri Lanka, please visit my blog. For a description of my activities in popular blogs and beyond, see my media page. Finally, for information on how to get in touch with me, see the contact page.