I am a writer, researcher, and teacher. My main interest is the ways people interact with the systems that structure their lives, like their communities, workplaces, and schools.

Trained in political science (political anthropology), I studied communal norms of reciprocity in rural Kenya for my dissertation. I have since worked as a program evaluator, project manager, and teacher.

I am committed to cooperative multi-method data collection, with expertise in:

  • Topics such as public goods provision, equity and procedural fairness, and institutional design
  • Foundational data collection via surveys and other instruments
  • Field research, especially oral history and semi-structured interviews

I currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and young daughter.