My research interests pertain to collective action issues in natural resource management, specifically customary fishing reserves in New Zealand that are co-managed by local indigenous groups and the Ministry for Primary Industries. I am interested in the social and ecological outcomes of local attempts at self-organizing within this management strategy. I am implementing a mixed methods approach in my project, including ethnographic, spatial, and social network data collection. Through this research, I hope to inform our understanding of the factors that foster and maintain successful collaboration in resource management amongst diverse stakeholders at several scales.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Pomona College and a Master of Arts in Anthropology from Stanford University. In addition to my doctoral research, I take part in an archaeological project in Southern California and enjoy volunteering in my community.