I earned my Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of California—Berkeley in 2010. I am also a deputy sheriff in a northern California Sheriff's Office. From 2010 till 2012 I was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). At DARPA I managed the intersection between Defense and Sociology and managed the Strategic Social Interactions Module program that was geared toward training development on tact and tactics for service members. I also run Polis Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in the social factors of human, organizational, and design performance.