As an educator and an education consultant, I help learners draw together observations based in their lives with the big questions that social sciences equips us to ask. The broad goal of my work in and out of learning spaces is to provide people not only with content related to social scientific research, but also with the relevant tools, and experiential understandings, to engage more deeply with the world we live in and all its challenges.
I have deep roots in community organizing and activism, and see my work as a mode of discovery not just about what the world contains, but about how to make it better. I continue this work as a consultant–with communities, museums, institutional partners in education, and others. I also convene of small-scale public discussions on racism, classism, misogyny, and colonialism.
I offer services as a consultant for individuals, nonprofits, and educational institutions on matters of health, environment, justice, and equity. I also offer services for individuals working towards and in healing justice ways, for themselves and their communities–herbal and nutritional wellness consultations are just the beginning of that work.
As a researcher, I also dwell with such questions, thinking and talking with anyone who would like to about how to live a good life on a politically and ecologically troubled planet. I bring my scholarly perspective to bear on all my consulting work. My work is situated at the intersection of medical anthropology, political ecology, and science and technology studies in the context of the United States. My manuscript in progress examines herbal medicine education in Vermont: “Ecologies of Friendship: Learning North American Practices of Care with Western Herbalists” explores herbalists’ efforts to envision new forms of care and the ethics they entail in the context of ecological health and this moment of climate change.