I am an anthropologist and an interdisciplinary social scientist. My interests include public policy, research design, natural resource management, agriculture, energy, rural livelihoods, international development, and gender and social inclusion.
My research, consulting, and applied work have been supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Fulbright Program, the U.S. National Science Foundation , the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Forest Service, the Pan American Development Foundation, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the World Bank, and others.
I am presently a Science and Technology Policy Fellow–supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)–in the Executive branch of the U.S. Government, where I worked first for the Global Development Lab of USAID, and now work at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. I am also an adjunct associate professor (bio) in the Science, Technology and International Affairs program, in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.