Hi! I am a PhD candidate in Environmental Policy (with a concentration in Political Science) at Duke University.
I graduated from Harvard University with honors in 2015 with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy and went to work at an education technology start-up for two years in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a native of Nairobi, Kenya and call Atlanta home.
My research interests include water supply governance, the politics of public service provision, and wildlife conservation.
My dissertation project is on global water norms, desalination, and the role of public and private stakeholders in its adoption decisions.
- Explaining local variation in water provision: Collective action capacity in Bengaluru. 2020
- CITES: Governance and Power in Wildlife Trade. 2020
- Scaling Back Wildlife Trade in the Mekong: A Look into the Farmer Loophole. 2019
- Institutional Design, Decisionmaking, and California's Oil-Field Produced Water. 2019
- Water Infrastructure and Situated Politics in Bengaluru. 2018
- The Role of Religious Organizations in Urban Water Crises: A Case-Study on Cape Town. 2018
- Untitled: Land Rights and Tenure Security in Urban Slums. 2017
- "Scaling Back Wildlife Trade in the Mekong Delta: Applying a Political Economy Lens to the Farmer Loophole with a Focus on Vietnam and Laos," (with Edmund Malesky, Songkhun Nillasithanukroh, and Erika Weinthal), prepared for USAID, June 2019. Link.
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