A Texan Energy Geographer’s Story

I am a PhD candidate in the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Geography Department studying the political economy behind upstream petroleum production in Texas. Broadly, my interests lie in the realm of political ecology and legal geography, however I would more associate myself with the emerging cohort of energy geographers. As an energy geographer, my current project examines mineral rights in Texas. If you are a Texas lawyer, landman, or mineral owner and would be interested in contributing to this project, please reach out using any of the contact methods on the left side of this page.  For more information on this project, click on Current Project, and if you wish to learn more about my past research endeavors, mosey over to Past Research.

As part of my education, research, and travels, I speak Spanish with advanced proficiency, and I can frequently be found sifting through archival, interview, and geospatial data. I am always happy to entertain proposed collaborations with other social and physical scientists. And of course, if you have any question about my research or projects, be sure to reach out!

Curriculum Vitae


An energy geographer at the University of North Carolina