I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech where I research feminist political ecology. In particular, I am interested in the politics of energy in an era of planetary disruption. My path to feminism and environmental politics began in the science classroom. After studying biochemistry as an undergraduate, I began medical school, hoping to address inequities in health outcomes.
Very quickly, I realized that I was more interested in the how and why behind injustice, and switched course to embark upon postgraduate work in global politics. While I now draw upon multiple disciplines outside of the sciences to investigate these questions, my work remains focused upon that same nexus of human well-being, science, technology, and the more-than-human world.