I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford where I research the fundamentals of, impacts of, and equitable adaptation to Global Environmental Change. I work in the Climate-Energy Lab with Ken Caldeira. I obtained my PhD in Atmospheric Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an educational background in atmospheric chemistry, climate physics, and environmental policy.

I research the intersection of social and earth systems, at local and global scales, bringing together atmospheric chemistry, climate physics, energy systems, justice, health and policy. I am passionate about policy-oriented work, community-based science, and applications of systems modeling to ensure a just transition, while also working to improve our understanding of the fundamentals of earth science. I am excited by how much the applied and fundamental earth sciences can inform each other.

Previously, I worked at the Rock Energy and Environment institute in Beijing, China where I studied the inequities of the energy transition in coal regions in Northeastern China, and collaborated with the Indian government on shared goals between China and India for pollution management. I also worked with Green Camel Bell in Lanzhou, China on community science projects to remediate desertification. Following this, I worked at the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum in Washington, D.C., where I did research on U.S.-Chinese collaboration on environmental policy, and helped spearhead a community science collaboration between the two countries. I graduated with a B.Sc. in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. I am also a potter, and I spend my free time rowing local waterways, and hiking/running nearby trails with my partner.