After doing my BA at the University of Delaware, I completed my PhD at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2015. I then was the Howard and Susanne Jessen Postdoctoral Instructor in the Humanities at Caltech. Since 2018, I have been an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Illinois State University.

My research focuses on the environmental history of early modern Europe and the Atlantic World. I have taught classes on early modern Europe, historical methods, global environmental history, the histories of conservation and sustainability, rivers and history, and doing history in the Anthropocene.