I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Colgate University. My research and teaching interests include climate policy and planning, US environmental politics, policy learning and narratives, wilderness and social-ecological systems management, and the role of science in the policy process. I integrate community-based research into my classes whenever possible. Previously, I worked as a climate and sustainability analyst and planner. I have also served in City Council-appointed and Governor-appointed positions and on the board of directors for multiple nonprofit organizations related to environmental policy, civic engagement, and housing. I am part of The Scholars Strategy Network, which works to provide jargon-free research on the nation’s most challenging policy problems.