I am a sociology Ph.D. candidate at the University of California Santa Cruz.  My research interests broadly explore critical food studies, legal geographies, radical food geographies, and urban studies.

Prior to moving to Santa Cruz, I obtained my Juris Doctorate in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin Law School where I focused on International Law and International Environmental Law.  Upon graduating, I moved to Denver, Colorado and began working for a food justice non-profit, The GrowHaus, where I began exploring the social issues surrounding food access and food security.

When desirous of a reprieve from teaching and writing, I find other ways to nourish my love to learn, create, and nurture. Lately, I have found nourishment in throwing pottery, raising chickens, knitting, gardening, and hiking.