Originally hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area (USA), I joined Utrecht University in the autumn of 2022 as a PhD candidate apart of the Sustainable Cooperation (SCOOP) project. I recieved my BA in Legal Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a thesis on the quantified economic value of digital privacy rights, and recieved a MA in History from Utrecht University. With a passion for social networks, cooperative behavior, economic development, public policy and political history, I am now researching the lasting legacy of the transferance of cooperative movements in colonial periods of the Global South. 

Before beginning my PhD at Utrecht University, I worked in the fields of education, global philanthropy, shareholder advising, academic publishing, and municipal finance. 

Outside of academia I like to volunteer, play basketball, and go hiking.