I am a fourth-year PhD student in sociology and demography at Princeton University. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Biology in 2019. I speak French and Spanish fluently. When I’m not working, I enjoy trail running, scuba diving, and gardening.
My research centers on the ways that communities are affected by and adapt to climate change and natural disasters.
In particular, I am interested in how environmental change and extreme events influence patterns of inequality within neighborhoods, and the adoption of different adaptive strategies, including climate-related migration. I use geospatial data in my work to answer these questions with explicit attention to the role of place and spatial context.
I am also interested in incorporating qualitative data from in-depth interviews in order to understand the individual and household decision-making processes that are an important component of the neighborhood-level patterns I observe through quantitative analysis. I am currently planning fieldwork to compliment my work looking at natural disaster effects on neighborhood housing markets.