I'm an Applied Scientist at The Nature Conservancy and an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. I did my PhD in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology and the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University. I have a Masters from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where I studied environmental economics, and a Bachelors in Philosophy from The George Washington University.

I apply research approaches from the natural and social sciences and humanities to understand and influence the sustainable management of ecosystems, particularly related to agriculture. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal and have a strong interest in smallholder agriculture in francophone West Africa, particularly in the Fouta Djallon area of Guinea and Senegal.