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Advancing the University & Profession


The department, college, university, and profession requires service from its members to support the functioning and advancement of the institution. To this end, I am committed to supporting the functioning of the University across multiple levels.

For the department, I most recently served as the inaugural chair of the HE JEDI Committee (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Excellence) (2020-2022) and on the HE Executive Committee (2020-2022). I currently serve on the JEDI Commitee and the Standing Ad Hoc Committee.

For the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, I serve on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee (chaired by Dean Dillard; 2020-2022; 2023-ongoing). For the University, I sit as a board member of the Feminist Research Institute (2019-ongoing); recently I was a member of a faculty steering committee member of the Mellon Foundation-funded SHAPE: Sciences, Humanities and Arts; Process and Engagement Initiative (ex-officio chaired by Chancellor May and Provost Hexter; 2018-2022); I served as an Aggie Success Facilitator for New Student Orientation (2020;2021;2023). I have also served as a reviewer for grant proposals for university centers and offices including the Feminist Research Institute, the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement, and the Environmental Health Sciences Center. For our graduate groups, I have served as a member of several admissions committees including for the Geography Graduate Group (2018-2020) and the Graduate Group in Ecology (2020).

For the UC-wide system, currently, I serve as the lead for the Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience pillar of the UC Center for Climate Justice, and as the UC Davis lead for the UC Center for Climate, Health, & Equity. I have worked to build institutional capacity and advance program goals at my previous institution, where I co-founded and co-chaired the City, Culture, & Community Doctoral Program's annual symposium at Tulane University (started in 2013).

My efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across research, teaching, and service have been recognized by the Chancellor's Fellowship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


I also work to support and advance the profession. In this capacity, I have recently served as the Chair of the Environment & Technology Division (E&T) of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP; 2020-2022). I have also organized a number of panels and critical dialogues for the E&T Division of SSSP (2014-2022). I have served as a reviewer for graduate student paper awards for the American Association of Geographers' Energy and Environment Specialty Group (2018) and for the American Sociological Association's Sex and Gender Section (2017-2018). Previously, I served as a member of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coalition at Tulane University (2014-2017) and was the co-editor of the SSSP E&T Division Newsletter (2014-2017)

Finally, my service to the profession extends to peer review. I have served as a proposal and panel reviewer for both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. I am an editorial board member of Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy (APA Journal, 2024-ongoing), Traumatology: An American Psychology Association Journal (2018-ongoing) and previously for Partner Abuse (Springer; 2017-2023). Additionally, as an ad-hoc reviewer, I review many articles annually for diverse journals including but not limited to Journal of Interpersonal Violence; Family Relations Journal (Top 50 Reviewer for 2016); Land Use Policy; Journal of Risk Research; Violence and Victims; Human Ecology Review; CITY; PLOS One; International Journal of Comparative Sociology; Energy Research & Social Science.