I am a sociologist and demographer interested in questions surrounding environmental change, health, and development. I investigate how climate change affects food security, nutrition, and education; the social processes underlying dam-induced displacement;  and relationships between environmental change and migration. I use quantitative and qualitative methods to examine these issues in low- and middle-income countries including Brazil and Ethiopia. I received a PhD in Sociology from Brown University in 2016 and am currently an Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography at Penn State University.