I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government & Law at Lafayette College. 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 recently joined the editorial board of Environmental Hazards Review as an early career board member. As a teacher, I have taught several courses in the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and research methods.