I'm a geographer and remote sensing scientist. I work with satellite imagery, spatial statistics, and machine learning to document social-environmental consequences of armed violent conflict. In using novel assemblages of geospatial data, my goal is to provide new insights into human and environmental security for vulnerable populations and counter dominant narratives.
My current conflict ecology research examines the utility of cross-scale satellite imagery to assess landscape effects of violent conflict in Gaza, the manifestation of infrastructural damage in Aleppo over the course of the Syrian civil war (2011-present), and gauges spatially explicit relationships linking violent extremism and food security in Nigeria.
I'm an Assistant Professor of Geography and Geospatial Science in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University. I'm also the Geospatial Intelligence & Planning Leader on campus, and in charge of the Geospatial Analysis and visualiZation for Education (GAZE) Facility.
Before joining OSU, I was a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Before that, I was an NSF IGERT Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I completed my PhD in Geography and MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering.