Biography

Earned and Honorary Degrees

PhD, University of Utah
MS, University of Nevada, Reno
BS, Sociology and Biology, Northland College

Background

I am a first generation college student from Denver, Colorado. Although I've lived most of my life out west, I love the north woods and the wild waters of Lake Superior.

Research

As an environmental-health sociologist, my research examines which groups in society experience more exposure to environmental hazards (e.g. air pollution, poor water quality, etc.) and how that increased exposure affects human health. To conduct my research, I use theoretical and methodological frameworks from multiple fields including sociology, epidemiology, environmental justice, and atmospheric science.

Courses

Introduction to Sociology
Social Epidemiology
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Inequality