I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Ecology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Before arriving at Rutgers in 2011, I spent 5 years at Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor of Global Studies.
I was trained as an environmental scientist, anthropologist and geographer at Yale University (Ph.D. in Forestry & Environmental Studies and Anthropology), Oxford University (M.Sc. in Forestry) and the University of Kansas (B.A. in Political Science).
Before becoming an academic, I worked at the US Senate for Al Gore, in the Clinton White House on environmental policy, and at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Persian Gulf Task Force. I have been a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and other agencies, as well as for NGOs working on sustainable development in Asia on such issues as mangrove reforestation, watershed management of the Mekong River, and non-wood forest products use.
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