PhD, Business Administration 2018 (expected)
University of Minnesota
Business political strategy
Business and social movements
Natural resource management by business and government
Entrepreneurship and climate change
I joined the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship PhD program in 2013. My research examines business management and performance related to social movements and politics. I am currently conducting research on corporate acquisitions and political networks, entrepreneurship and social movements, and corporate nonmarket strategy.
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