About

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2018

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I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. I am interested in the politics of renewable energy, climate change, just transitions, and rural livelihoods. My doctoral research examines the drivers of renewable energy development in Senegal, and the implications of utility-scale projects on rural communities. My work draws primarily from scholarship in political ecology, critical development studies, critical agrarian studies, and energy geographies.

I hold an MSc. in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a B.A. in Anthropology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies from Union College, NY.

In addition, I continue to work (since 2012) as a Senior Research Analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

If I had a second/parallel life, I would be a marine biologist, so I also have a keen interest in the climate change effects on and social lives of marine wildlife. When not in the office, I’m an enthusiastic (though beginner) white water kayaker, cyclist, and hiker. I am currently based in Washington, D.C.