Master of Urban and Regional Planning 2008
University of California, Irvine
PhD, Business Administration 2018 (expected)
University of Minnesota
Corporate political strategy
Natural resource management
Management and climate change
I joined the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship PhD program in 2013. My research examines global corporate strategy, politics, and natural resources. These research interests are united by a desire to understand how firms can affect broad social systems, especially how successful corporate management requires engaging with and influencing politics, regulation, land use, natural resources, and economic development.
Prior to joining the program, I earned a professional degree in urban and regional planning from the University of California, Irvine, USA. I then worked for the Orange County Business Council, where I was an analyst covering California economic and policy issues. I left the Business Council to volunteer in the Americorps VISTA program. As a VISTA volunteer, I worked in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on the relationships between the oil industry, land use, state and federal politics, and coastal economic vulnerability. After completing my volunteer work, I took a position with the U.S. Department of the Interior, the government agency responsible for managing most publicly-owned land and natural resources in the United States.
My teaching experience includes undergraduate fundamentals of management, undergraduate introduction to research methods, and public environmental education.
Political Network Management (Working Paper)
Non-market Strategy and Negative Events (Working Paper)
Member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Academy of International Business, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, American Sociological Association, and the American Political Science Association.
Corporate Political Strategy, Non-market Strategy, Political Networks, Corporate Impact