I am an educator and researcher interested in how people envision and design pathways to social and ecological well-being. My work focuses on fostering collaborative endeavors that bring together people from different disciplinary, cultural, and geographical backgrounds to better understand and address societal challenges, especially those relating to climate and sustainability.

As a Research Scientist at MIT, I am part of a team of faculty and students co-developing "anthro-engineering" as a holistic, socially-engaged, and place-centered interdisciplinary approach to engineering education and sustainability solution-building. With community partners, we are working to "anthro-engineer" a culturally relevant, affordable, and sustainable technology to help decarbonize households in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - a country that has inspired my research trajectory for the last two decades.