What I do
I’m a sociologist (Ph.D., UC-Berkeley), based in the SF Bay Area, committed to research, policy analysis, and capacity-building oriented toward flourishing for all. Currently I'm a Research Fellow affiliated with the Institute for Social Transformation and Public Interest Technology University Network at UC-Santa Cruz. My research focuses on the implications of science, technology, and innovation ecosystems for health equity, meaning a society in which “everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health.” Social justice, such that everyone has access to the social determinants of health, is crucial to realizing this vision.
I love to investigate cultures of curiosity as well -- within fields of science and technology, science museums, art worlds, and beyond.
Besides conducting research in academic settings, I’ve worked with a range of public health and environmental justice NGOs, the FrameWorks Institute (a progressive communications think tank), a school district Math Task Force grappling with interdisciplinarity and curricular reforms, and a consultancy addressing gender equity and diversity in the tech sector. I’ve taught courses on social change and environmental issues at UC-Berkeley and on “Science, Technology, & Environmental Justice” at Stanford.
This website collects some of my publications, as well as resources for crafting science & technology policies with an eye to health equity.