I am a PhD student in the department of anthropology at Rice University. My research is situated in South Korea, where I’m interested in how Low-Carbon Green Growth initiatives have given way to large-scale infrastructure projects that dramatically alter the country’s physical and social landscape. More specifically, I am interested in tidal energy plants planned for construction along the country’s north-western coastline along with large-scale land-reclamation efforts mobilized throughout the region. I’m principally interested in how projects such as these alter inter-tidal mud flat zones and the form human encounters with these spaces take.
I received my BA in anthropology from Haverford College. Prior to joining the anthropology program at Rice, I worked as an Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellow along the Gulf coast of the United States through the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Hurford Center for the Humanities, and Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center at Haverford College. Later, I worked as the Media Development Coordinator for Pley.com and as a stop-motion animator and visual effects assistant at Dream Conduit Studios in San Francisco, CA. Most recently, I worked on an oyster farm off Prince of Whales Island in southeast Alaska where I developed an interest in inter-tidal zones, multi-species encounters, and embodied human relationships to place.