I am a social scientist. I study how experts address risks to human wellbeing. 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 a Teaching Assistant Professor of Engineering, Design, & Society at Colorado School of Mines

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.