I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

I work on energy, climate and environmental politics. Within American Politics, my research straddles public policy and political behavior. Overall, this work falls into three broad research streams: representation and public opinion; voting behavior; and public policy with a focus on environmental and energy politics. Within environmental politics, I research climate change, renewable energy, water and chemicals policy.

I completed my PhD in Public Policy in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s Environmental Policy & Planning group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I also received a masters from MIT's Political Science Department. Before that, I completed an MPA in Environmental Science & Policy at the School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. I also have a BSc in Psychology and East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto.