I am an author and Ross Fellow in the Purdue University Brian Lamb School of Communication doctoral program. Most often, I can be found writing on food security and climate change around the world, such as Coffee farmers struggle to adapt to Colombia’s changing climate on CNBC and Food Security’s Red Herrings on Thomson Reuters Foundation News. On the literary side, my nonfiction books include How to Feed the World and The Communication Scarcity in Agriculture. From a research perspective, I use an engaged scholarship approach and love to dig into what communication explains about, and how it influences, complex phenomenon such as climate change and spirituality.
Before joining Purdue’s Lamb School of Communication, I earned my master’s in journalism from New York University, after which I worked as a communication practitioner for several years. On top of the research and writing I enjoy today, I also love writing fiction, particularly science fiction. My series, Reborn, crafts a tale of time travel that explores when the past and future collide. I love all my work – the academic research and the writing, both journalistic and otherwise – and appreciate the creativity and passion they spark.