I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University, downtown Phoenix Campus. I started my Ph.D. in the fall of 2015, working with Dr. Tony Grubesic in the Center for Spatial Reasoning and Policy Analytics housed in ASU's School of Public Affairs. My research interests are varied and trans-disciplinary spanning public policy, environmental justice, risk impact and vulnerability assessment, crime, and emerging technology. The thread linking these varied substantive foci is my use of Geographic Information Science and Systems (GIS). Through this  set of topics I hope to advance ideas and concepts for conducting and supporting actionable science. Simply put, I strive to pursue a research agenda that has real-world applicability to government, business, non-governmental organizations, and importantly the general public. I continue to work as a graduate research fellow with the Department of Energy. The projects I am currently involved with are centered on risk and impact assessment of offshore hydrocarbon resources. 

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