I research various topics in climate and energy politics, including municipal climate adaptation, rural solar electrification, solar geoengineering, and climate bargaining. My research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Environmental Politics, Climatic Change, Energy Economics, and Energy Policy.
My primary research agenda focuses on how towns and cities adapt to the anticipated effects of climate change. My dissertation project focused on Massachusetts's Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, one of the country's first state-led adaptation programs. Using data collected from municipal funding applications and qualitative interviews, it explored whether and how canonical models of bureaucratic and electoral politics accommodate public adaptation.
Previously, I worked at IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution in Chicago; and at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Global Transfer Pricing division in New York. I graduated from Princeton University in 2009 where I concentrated in politics and earned certificates in finance and political economy.