I am a social scientist. I study the sociotechnical work that engineers and scientists do when they take on risk mitigation projects. I hold a PhD in anthropology from the University of California at Irvine. I taught at Bucknell University in 2016-2017 and am now a post doc in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego.

Informed by the insights of environmental anthropology and science and technology studies, my research draws on qualitative, quantitative, and archival methodologies. I have contributed to scholarly conversations and practical interventions into engineering education, hospital-patient communication, and earthquake risk management. Most of my work focuses on Mexico and the United States.