About Me

Santa Barbara, CA


I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Oregon. My primary research interests are marine environmental history and the history of science and technology. My dissertation examines the historical development of ocean-bottom technologies along the northeast Pacific seafloor. I’m grateful to the National Science Foundation, the Center for Environmental Futures, the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, the Wayne Morse Center, and the Oregon Humanities Center for supporting my scholarship. During the 2020-2021 academic year, I’m a dissertation writing fellow at the Center for Environmental Futures. I’ve taught courses on race and ethnicity in US environmental history, the national parks, and most recently, a course on oceanic history at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. I have a background in museum studies and historic preservation.