I am a sociologist and demographer with interests in understanding how climate change and dam building impact the health and well-being of marginalized populations. My research uses quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate linkages between climate change and food security, child health, and education; the effects of dam construction on nearby communities; and the relationship between environmental stressors and migration. This work is international in scope and has been published in journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Global Environmental Change, World Development, and Social Science & Medicine. 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. In August, 2023 I will begin as an Assistant Professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.