I am an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Colgate University. My research and teaching interests include climate policy and planning, U.S. environmental politics, policy learning and narratives, wilderness and social-ecological systems, the role of science and technical information in the policy process, and environmental justice. I endeavor to integrate community-based research into my classes whenever possible. Previously, I worked in the public and private sectors as a sustainability and climate consultant. I have also served in City Council and Governor-appointed positions and on multiple NGO governing boards related to environmental policy, affordable housing, and civic engagement. I am part of The Scholars Strategy Network, which works to provide jargon-free research and help solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.