Computational social-environmental science

Colorado summit I am a PhD Candidate in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis where I work with Mark Lubell in the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior. I am interested in how people understand sustainability and what drives sustainable behavior. My research focuses on relationships: among concepts, individuals, and institutions. I use a variety of computational tools to understand those relationships: network analysis, agent-based models, and Bayesian multi-level statistical models. As part of my PhD, I am working on projects on experts’ mental models of sustainable agriculture, social networks in vineyard management, drivers of environmental certification adoption, interpretation of statistical models of networks, and the interplay of homeowner behavior and wildland-urban fire dynamics.