I am currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Eckerd College. I recently completed a post-doc with Stanford University’s Thinking Matters program. My research interests combine elements of political ecology, geography, and environmental history. I consider myself broadly a human geographer, though my training and interests are interdisciplinary. My research examines human-environment relationships and the role of coastal and marine spaces in mediating those relationships. My dissertation work analyzed conflicts between commercial and recreational fishing groups to explore how the socioeconomic, political, and material spaces of fishing have changed over time and are continually negotiated. My current work is focusing on how coastal regions are interpreting marine spatial planning policies, and what this means for community and environmental actors. In addition to conducting  social science research, I am also enthusiastic about teaching and have taught courses in political ecology, sustainability, and environmental studies.


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