About Me

Academic Work


I am a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at UCLA studying how climate change affects consumption patterns and food production.

In my previous research, I examined how restaurateurs present Asian cuisine in casual and upscale restaurants and explored the stratification of nation-states’ culinary prestige through a mixed-methods study that combined ethnographic work at the 2015 World Expo with a statistical examination of the Michelin Guide.

My current projects include a study of social entrepreneurship in the specialty food industry and an ethnographic project exploring the training and development of professional wrestlers.


A.B. cum laude in Sociology, Princeton University, 2016. Certificate in African American Studies.


“The Power of Transformational Storytelling,” Presented at Feeding America Unite Conference, 2021.


Cultural Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Ethnography, Mixed-Methods Research, Food Studies