I am a social scientist. I hold a PhD in anthropology from the University of California at Irvine. I studied engineering education as a post doc in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego from 2017-2018, and I am now an Assistant Professor of Engineering, Design, & Society at Colorado School of Mines and hold a joint appointment in Geophysics.

Informed by the insights of environmental anthropology and science and technology studies, my research draws on qualitative, quantitative, and archival methodologies to develop insights into how we understand and live with risk and risk mitigation technologies. Recently, I have been studying and writing about earthquake early warning and engineering education.