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 I teach 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.


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, David Winickoff, Dara O'Rourke, Bob Glushko, and Massimo Mazzotti; Karen Andrade, Jane Flegal, Juliet Lu, and all my colleagues who break the categories to find new ways of knowing.

Systems change | Meg Schwarzman, Mike Wilson, Marty Mulvihill, and all who have been part of BCGC; Tom Lent and everyone at Healthy Building Network; Ann Blake, Sara Tepfer, Ken Geiser & colleagues at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, and all the systems thinkers out there building positive futures.

Chemistry | Bob Bergman, Ken Raymond, Mike Pluth, Don Tilley, Andrei Yudin, and so many supportive colleagues.

Technology | Eric Kansa, Mahmoud Hashemi, Adam Baker, Raymond Yee, and everyone who has kindly shared their knowledge, skills and time.