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, non-traditional security cooperation, human-induced earthquakes, renewable energy policies, and pandemic politics. My work has appeared in interdisciplinary journals, such as International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, Environmental Hazards, Disasters, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Critical Asian Studies. I am currently serving on the editorial boards of Natural Hazards Review and Frontiers in Sustainable Cities.