I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and Law at Lafayette College. My research interests include environmental politics, disaster resilience, social capital, social identity, and East Asian politics. I received my Ph.D. in political science from Northeastern University. My dissertation, entitled "Social Capital in the Face of Natural Hazards: Community Resilience, Post-Disaster Trust, and Disaster Preparedness in East Asian Societies," examined social/political impacts of natural hazards in East Asian societies. As a teacher, I have taught several courses in the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and methodology since the spring of 2017.