BA in Environmental Studies and Sociology, Whitman College

Environmental Action around the Thalangama Tank outside Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Advised by Dr. Jessie Abrams and Dr. Kari Norgaard


MA in Geography, University of Oregon

Traditional Infrastructure, Modern Flows: The Cultural Politics of Urban Development in the Kathmandu Valley​​

Advised by Dr. Katie Meehan


Ph.D. in Geography, University of Oregon

The Lived Experiences of Water Insecurity: Spatial Narratives from the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Advised by Dr. Katie Meehan


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  • Best Ph.D. Paper Award, Qualitative Research Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers

  • Alternative Mode of Scholarship Award, Urban Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers 

  • Research Award, Rippey Geography Endowment

  • University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship

  • Oregon Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship (declined)

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship

  • South Asia Institute Summer Fellowship, Cornell University

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship, Cornell University

  • Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group (CAPE), Field Study Award

  • Center for Asian and Pacific Studies Small Professional Grant

  • Larry Ford Fieldwork Scholarship in Cultural Geography

  • Margaret Trussell Scholarship for Women Geographers

  • Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Committee Award for Excellence in Area Studies