about: I am a sustainability social scientist and experienced project manager in the College of Global Futures at Arizona State University (ASU). Currently, I am also a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the School of Sustainability at ASU. My dissertation research investigates how climate change scholars function and cope in a ‘wicked problem occupation’. I combine sustainability, climate change, social psychology, and identity scholarship to study how climate change professionals maintain a positive occupational identity amidst their engagement with complex and overwhelming environmental problems such as climate change. More broadly, my research and teaching interests adopt an interdisciplinary and pragmatic approach to sustainability scholarship in areas such as the social psychology of climate change, sustainable energy development, the justice dilemmas of low carbon decision-making, and energy and climate policy. Prior to coming to ASU, I was a researcher and project manager for ENGIE Insight, an energy and sustainability management group. I am currently seeking job opportunities for my next role and post-graduate career.
research and teaching interests: human dimensions of sustainability; social psychology of climate change; science activism; sustainable energy development; climate and energy policy.