Social science for sustainable fisheries

Can creative policies support collective action for more sustainable small-scale fisheries?

My research examines collective action in conservation and fisheries management. I am a critical commons scholar using common-pool resource theory and political ecology to understand how new policies shape new collective action outcomes in coastal communities and small-scale fisheries.

I conduct this work as an Assistant Researcher at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)’s Marine Science Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. I am also appointed as a Lecturer in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. In Spring 2023, I am teaching Monitoring and Evaluation (ESM 228). I was previously an NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCSB with Dr. Steven Gaines studying noncompliance in small-scale fisheries.



Research Faculty, Marine Science Institute
Lecturer, Bren School

University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 92075