Hello! I am a public policy professional specializing in addressing "wicked" collective action problems, such as climate change and democratic gridlock. My approach is data-and-values driven, incorporating rigorous statistical analysis alongside a commitment to partner with the best in humanity.
I recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a joint Master of Public Policy and Master of Divinity, and then supplemented by education with a Data Science Fellowship at the Flatiron School in Washington DC where my capstone project was an unsupervised machine learning analysis of voter survey data to better understand why public opinion does not always translate into public policy outcomes.
My previous professional experience includes working as a youth pastor in Chicago and as a faith-based climate change activist. I am available for speaking to youth groups and other church communities, and am currently an active member of the Parliament of World Religion's Climate Action Task Force.
Currently, I am writing up a final report on a (pandemic-delayed) research project of North American Christian congregations responding to ecological despair, while also developing a (pandemic-catalyzed) suite of Python-based tools for non-profit organizations to automate data gathering and analysis for impact evaluation, such as this Media Hit Data Scraper.