I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Midwestern State University. I study environmental politics, disaster resilience, and social capital in the East Asian region and beyond. I am working on a variety of projects that span disaster preparedness and management, human-induced disasters, renewable energy policy, social capital, and East Asian politics. My work has appeared in interdisciplinary journals, such as Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, Environmental Hazards, Disasters, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, and Journal of Contemporary Asia. I am currently serving on the editorial board of Natural Hazards Review as an early career editorial member.