I earned my doctorate in Communication from the University of Washington in 2010. Since then, I have pursued my passion for scholarly research, and for projects that have a real-world impact as an Associate Scholar with UW's Center for Local Strategies Research. I believe that communication research can contribute to better public health, better relations between scientists and their subjects, and more sustainable human development.
Raised on the East Coast of the US, I have lived in several different US states, as well as Istanbul, Turkey. I moved to Seattle for graduate school, and have chosen to stay here for the city's beauty as well as its growing global health community.
This project seeks to extend scientific understanding of the role of communication in animal-to-human disease transmission, disease prevention, and environmental conservation.