As a first year PhD student in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy with a concentration in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change, my research interests focus on the social dimensions of resource consumption and climate change. I am a graduate research assistant in the Department of Human Ecology, involved with a National Science Foundation Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water funded interdisciplinary research project, “Reducing Household Food, Energy, and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation”.
I received a B.S. from Rutgers in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior, and shortly after graduating started my professional career as a program coordinator for the Rutgers Arts & Sciences Institutional Review Board. I look forward to the transdisciplinary aspects of the Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience traineeship that will support my social science research interests while facilitating collaboration with various academic disciplines and diverse groups of stakeholders.