I’m a behavioral scientist working on applying social scientific insights to environmental dilemmas, working primarily with quantitative research methods. My research spans multidisciplinary and international boundaries, drawing on insights from psychology, political science, communications, geography, and experimental philosophy, among others, and utilizing data collected from the continental U.S., Alaska, Chile, Argentina, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
In addition to my primary research, I have served as a consultant and project evaluator for news organizations (e.g., PBS Newshour, KQED Science, The Guardian, Huffington Post), international organizations and advocacy groups (e.g., the International Energy Agency, The Nature Conservancy), and energy utilities (e.g., Pacific Gas & Electric), among others.
I hold a PhD in the Psychology of Peace and Violence from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I studied primarily with Brian Lickel in Psychology and Ezra Markowitz in Environmental Conservation.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and a research fellow in the Yale Law School. I concurrently hold a position as a research scientist for the See Change Institute.