I am developing a research project that will evaluate how specific projects focused on scaling up field-level research on conservation agriculture in the dry areas have impacted farmer adoption of these practices. The project will assess how adoption of these practices has impacted certain farmer communities, and surveys will be used to identify enabling conditions for adoption.


PhD Candidate, Agriculture Food and Environment Program, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Doctoral Fellow, NSF IGERT Water Diplomacy Program, Tufts University (9/2012-Present)

Master of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy, Clark University (8/2007-5/2009) — Concentrations: Water Resources, International Development, and GIS

Master’s Studies in Environmental Science and Turkish Language Studies, Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University (9/2006-1/2007) — Credits transferred to Clark University

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Vermont (8/1999-5/2003)


Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) Fellowship, Tufts University (2014)

The Fletcher School Sustainable Development Diplomacy Fellowship, Tufts University

Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) Fellowship, Tufts University (2013)

National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Recipient for PhD studies in Water Diplomacy, Tufts University (2012-2014)

Performance award for excellence in job performance, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2012)

Merit Fellowship, Clark University (2007-2009)

Geller Research Fellowship, Clark University (September-November 2009) 

Critical Language Scholarship, Beginner Turkish, U.S. Department of State (June-August 2009)