What I do

I’m a doctoral candidate in UC Berkeley’s department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, and a fellow in the NSF Systems Approach to Green Energy program. I participate in developing the Chemical Hazard Data Commons, an exciting collaborative project that I’ve been involved with from the start. I have co-taught courses at the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry [1, 2, 3] and have taught Python programming workshops at D-Lab.

I’ve previously done research at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Program in Green Chemistry and Chemicals Policy. My prior academic background is in organic, organometallic & supramolecular chemistry. I enjoy making electronic music, growing plants, tinkering with computers, and reading.

Why

I’m committed to using science & technology among diverse approaches to build a sustainable and just society.

Mentors and collaborators

I’ve been grateful to work with and learn from so many amazing people, some of whom I thank here by name:

Interdisciplinary environmental studies | Alastair Iles, Meg Schwarzman, Christine Rosen, Rachel Morello-Frosch.

Systems change | Meg Schwarzman, Mike Wilson, Marty Mulvihill, Tom Lent, Ann Blake, Art Fong, Ken Geiser.

Chemistry | Bob Bergman, Ken Raymond, Andrei Yudin, and many supportive colleagues.

Technology | ekansa, mahmoud, merges, and everyone who has kindly shared their knowledge and time.