I am a graduate student and human geographer interested in the political ecology of food and climate justice, and the degree to which they can articulate alternatives to neoliberal capitalism. As a student and researcher, I try to leverage my position to disrupt systems of privilege and democratize public discourse around social justice and energy issues. I believe that all research serves a political purpose and strive to make my scholarship engaged, empathetic, and relevant to the climate justice movement. My master’s thesis analyzes opportunities and barriers for a just transition to solar energy in Tucson, Arizona based on the social and political dynamics of an ongoing electric utility rate case. I also work for the Public Political Ecology Lab (PPEL), most recently developing the website home for a new initiative called the Climate Alliance Mapping Project (CAMP). Through CAMP and my own research, I grapple with complex questions about energy, climate, and society, while working to promote socially just responses to climate change and a just transition to renewable energy.