I have an interdisciplinary background that includes training and experience in the social and natural sciences. My research is focused on developing a better understanding of the social dimensions of coupled human and natural systems. Using theory and methods from sociology and social-psychology, I examine the factors that influence the adoption of behaviors that enable adaptation to changing environmental conditions. Prior to joining SENR, I completed an American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in the Climate Program Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In this role, I served as a US delegate to the 28th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change / SBSTA negotiations.