I am a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies. My research interests encompass plantation economies and agricultural systems in Mindanao, Philippines. I am particularly interested in differing cultural perspectives and valuations of land as an item of exchange. During my Masters, I used an ethno-history framework to evaluate the impact of the 100-year-old Del Monte pineapple plantation in Bukidnon through qualitative interviews with former Del Monte employees and native/indigenous inhabitants of the province.
I received my BA in International Relations from the George Washington University in Washington DC and MA in Anthropology as a GW Presidential Fellow.