Environmental Studies - Asst. Prof.
Office: Williams 084
- B.S., San Jose State University (Biology) 2002
- M.S., University of Maryland (Entomology) 2006
- Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz (Environmental Studies) 2013
- ENVS 230: Sustainable Agriculture: Theory to Practice
- ENVS 399: Agricultural Entomology
- ENVS 310: Sustainable Development: Principles & Practices
My research interests span the vast intersection between insect ecology, agroecology, and sustainable development in temperate and tropical agroecosystems. My current research imparts on three main foci: 1) Agroecosystem diversification and integrated pest management, 2) Community-based, participatory action research inquiry, and 3) Sustainable livelihoods and adaptive capacity. In the past, I have conducted research in Venezuela, Texas, and Idaho to understand how traditional crop varieties and ecosystem-based management can influence insect pest populations, weed management, livestock grazing, and livelihood diversification in farming communities.