I am an Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Environmental Studies at the University of Washington Bothell where I am also the faculty coordinator for the Science, Technology, and Society program.  A Geographer by training, I am interested in the embodied politics of waste and toxicity especially in relation to nuclear weapons production and cleanup.  Over the past decade, I have worked with advocacy and stakeholder groups at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to improve cleanup policy and worker safety.  I currently represent the University of Washington on the Hanford Advisory Board—a multi-stakeholder body that develops policy advice and recommendations for the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington Department of Ecology.