I am a Ph.D. student in Political Science. My research interests include Latin American Politics, the Political Economy of Development and Natural Resources, Decentralization, and Environmental Politics and Policy. I would like to study contemporary problems of informal and formal resource extraction, environmental sustainability, and public goods provision to identify where local governance can address these issues effectively. Prior to attending Brown, I worked as an Executive Operations Specialist for the Carnegie Foundation in Stanford, California. I hold a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley.