I am a PhD candidate in the History of Science Department working at the intersection of history of science, science and technology studies, and public health. My work focuses on the governance of environmental and health risks, including chemicals and medical technologies. In my dissertation, I trace the history of chemical testing standards from the 1970s to the present, examining how regulators have worked to make toxicity testing amendable to administrative bureaucracy and the consequences for how they know and regulate chemical risks. This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, and the Science History Institute.
Before joining the History of Science Department, I earned an MPH from the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, with a certificate in Environmental Health Policy. I received an AB in Sociology and a minor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.