I am a human-environment geographer specializing in the human dimensions of climate change and environmental hazards. My research focuses on the intersection of human perception and decision-making with societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and environmental hazards. In my work, I investigate how spatial relationships and environmental context influence risk perceptions, communication, and behavior.
I am also an associate of the USU Ecology Center, and I serve on the leadership team for the Climate Adaptation Science graduate program. I am an affiliate researcher with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.