Hi! I am a third year PhD student studying 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 is broadly concerned with institutions, environmental governance, and the politics of public service provision (particularly drinking water). In other projects, I study a variety of topics, including wildlife conservation, climate adaptation, and the water-energy-food nexus. My regional focus is on South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the USA.
- CITES: Governance and Power in Wildlife Trade. 2019
- 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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