I am a researcher, an educator and a practitioner. Broadly speaking, I’m interested in uncovering and sharing the insights that the behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology, communication) have to offer when it comes to confronting the major environmental, social and public health issues we face. My background is in psychology, communication and sustainability.
I completed my PhD in Environmental Sciences, Studies and Policy at the University of Oregon in 2012. After completing post-doctoral fellowships at Princeton and Columbia, I joined the faculty at UMass Amherst in the Department of Environmental Conservation where I serve as Associate Professor of Environmental Decision-Making. I also serve as Co-Director of the UMass Public Engagement Project and as Coordinator for the ECO graduate concentration in Environmental Policy and Human Dimensions. In 2020-2021 I am the acting Past-President for the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology (APA Division 34).