I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. My dissertation, Retreat: Moving to Higher Ground in a Climate-Changed City, is an ethnographic study of managed retreat, the process of relocating people and unbuilding land in places vulnerable to flooding, sea level rise, and other effects of climate change. I’ve spoken about this research for the New Yorker and on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.

At NYU, I am affiliated with the Institute for Public Knowledge, Rebuild by Design, and the Superstorm Research Lab. Before coming to NYU, I received an MSc in Culture and Society from the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and a BA in Communication and Spanish and Latin American Literature from the George Washington University.