As an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Colgate University, I seek to develop our understanding of public policy and sustainability through my research and teaching. As a consultant, I work with communities and organizations to develop policies aimed at making our world more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. I have also served in City Council and Governor appointed positions in local government and multiple governing boards related to environmental policy, affordable housing, and civic engagement. I am part of The Scholars Strategy Network which works to connect journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders to America’s scholars and their research. The goals are to provide jargon-free research, inform news outlets, help solve the nation’s toughest policy problems, and strengthen democracy.