I use this website as a means to share my life as a professional geographer. Geographers perform many different jobs, including earth scientists, mapmakers, social scientists, and philosophers of nature and space. While I love all of these sub-disciplines, I most strongly identify with the last one. My work interprets the landscapes we live in from a humanistic perspective. When done well, geographers who work in this vein enchant the world with meaning and purpose. Geography is both an interpretive tool and a means of being in the world.
In 2010 I completed a doctoral degree in Geography from UCLA, where I specialized in health geography, environmental and spatial theory, as well as urban environmental practice.
I am Post-Doctoral Scholar with a joint appointment at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis and the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. My research takes place at the Spatial History Laboratory, where, in addition to numerous writing projects, I am digitizing and augmenting an early-twentieth century narrated photographic slide show of the Grand Canyon.
This site was last updated in August 2014.