I am a PhD candidate in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech. I also have a M.S. degree in systems engineering and an extensive background in designing/implementing programs and tools for primarily U.S. government policy makers.
My research interests include Indigenous science (IK, TEK), climate science, expertise, and how the normative Western culture/practice/discourse of science and engineering intersect those topic areas. My dissertation centers on understanding the similarities and differences of these two culturally driven practices of science. Specifically I want to explore new ways to work together to modify and interface their forms of expertise in confronting the impacts of climate change.