I am Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. My research focuses on sustainable development, with specific interests in understanding the relationships among land, rights, and resources, as well as the causal mechanisms for achieving synergistic outcomes in agricultural production, environmental conservation, and human well-being. I pursue these questions by integrating qualitative insights from case studies with spatial analysis and statistical modeling of quantitative data. I work in a number of domains including food systems, subsistence pastoralism, mobility, land use land cover change, large-scale land acquisitions, and urban green space utilization.

I am looking for motivated students and postdocs to work with me. If you are interested in joining my research group, please send me an email and we can discuss mutual research interests and funding options.