About

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, where I am also a fellow with the Center for Environmental Politics, the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality of Race, and a 2018-2020 Inuktitut FLAS fellow.

My teaching is influenced by experiences inside and outside of the university, inducing work with the U.S. Department of State, teaching and tutoring English as a Second Language with adult immigrants, refugees, and college students, as well as college prep for minority and international students. I have extensive experience working with remedial students and Universal Design for the classroom. View my teaching statement, course evaluations, and other items in my teaching portfolio here.

My research focuses on Arctic politics, with an emphasis on Indigenous and ethnic politics . My research has been published in the Cross Section Journal, Current Developments in Arctic Law, and Ecologia Politica, among other outlets, and has been funded most recently by a ICE LAW grant and Aurora Borealis prize.

My public scholarship builds connections between my research, and the community. I am currently directing a project funded through Science Debate that analyzes 2020 Presidential Candidate environmental policy statements and provides write-ups of policy stances for regional news outlets. I also host a podcast on current Arctic events, 66 North. Other past and current public outreach projects can be found under the Media tab.

Outside of teaching and scholarship, I enjoy the outdoors and hiking in the Pacific Northwest. I am an education activist who works with several schools in Qurghonteppa, Tajikistan in ensuring classrooms are stocked with needed resources, and have worked with local teams to create workbooks on a variety of topics, including women’s rights, educational attainment, and preserving indigenous flora.