I am a PhD student in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California at Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies (STS). My research examines contemporary dilemmas in energy and climate policy through the analytic lenses of STS, political science, and public policy. I study the politics of science and expertise in the governance of unconventional natural gas development and climate engineering, and am particularly interested in understanding the co-production of regulatory science and new forms of environmental governance in uncertain and controversial contexts.
I previously worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Energy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in Washington, DC. While at the BPC, I worked on federal energy innovation policy, both for the American Energy Innovation Council and BPC’s Strategic Energy Policy Initiative. Additionally, I led the BPC’s work on climate engineering research and policy, and staffed the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Prior to my time at the BPC, I interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois. I earned my BA in Environmental Studies and Politics from Mount Holyoke College in 2009.