I am a human geographer with a PhD from the University of Toronto (2020). I research and publish on issues related to military land use in Russia, the former Soviet Union, and the United States. I seek to actively engage in the political, economic, environmental, and social aspects of public policy where they intersect with site selection, closure, remediation, and redevelopment projects.
I am fluent in Russian and have travelled extensively in Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
I also actively research commercial space policy as it relates to regional development and environmental impacts.
I am a Faculty Instructor at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Geography where I teach a variety of lower and upper division courses.