I'm an interdisciplinary environmental scientist. In my research I combine approaches from economics, geography and ecology to explore the way society uses and governs natural resources. I'm an Assistant Professor in the University of California, Santa Barbara's Environmental Studies Program. I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Carlson Lab in the University of Hawaii’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. I earned my Ph.D. from the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program for Environment and Resources at Stanford University. My nonacademic career has stretched from field botany in the Sierra Nevada to climate policy analysis and advocacy in Washington, DC. My curriculum vitae is available here, and my google scholar profile is available here.