I am an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Villanova University. I completed my PhD studies at UCSD in June 2018. My dissertation examined how corporate concentration (whether companies compete with one another) affects the Chinese government's ability to regulate air pollution. I also research other aspects of environmental governance in China, India, and US-China relations. I have taught environmental policy from both a domestic and comparative perspective.

Prior to embarking on an academic career, I had a career in policy, first with the US State Department and then with the World Resources Institute. My overarching passions are trying to understand how to achieve better environmental outcomes by looking deeply at root causes and engaging students to follow their own passions as informed citizens and professionals.