I am an assistant professor in the School of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Iowa. I research the politics of nonprofits and the environment. Specifically, I examine how U.S. partisan politics shape the American nonprofit sector. I also investigate the unequal distribution and quality of local public services. More broadly, I am interested in the intersection of geography and political science, including environmental politics, environmental justice, and developing new methods of spatial analysis. I teach classes on public policy, public administration, environmental politics, and research methods.
In the 2020-21 academic year, I was named one of ten university-wide Texas A&M Dissertation Fellows. In Summer 2020, I was a Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts Summer Dissertation Fellow. In Summer 2019, I was a Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Social Impact Strategy. Prior to my graduate studies, I worked at National Geographic Education after receiving my B.A. in Geography from Colgate University.