B.A. in Integral Studies Saint Mary's College of CA, 1999
M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing, 2006
My research primarily focuses on agro-food systems and sustainable agriculture at national and global scales, primarily through the lenses of Political Ecology and Science and Technology Studies (STS). My current project examines the nexus of commercial beekeepers and almond growers in California. Specifically, I look at how the two industries and the current honeybee "crisis" have shaped, and been shaped in turn, by social and cultural relations between growers, beekeepers, scientists, and government and non-government institutions. I am also actively involved in the Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems and the Berkeley Food Institute, and a beekeeper in my spare time.