Meet the Team

For questions or comments about this project, please contact Cullen Hendrix.

Cullen Hendrix

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HendrixCullen Hendrix joins the Institute in 2011. He received his B.A. from Kalamazoo College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include the economic and security implications of climate change, food security, and political violence. Along with Idean Salehyan, Cullen maintains the Social Conflict in Africa Database (, a Department of Defense-funded data project on social conflict in Africa. He has consulted for the World Food Programme and the Human Security Report Project and has research affiliations with the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the UT Austin. Prior to joining William & Mary and the Institute, he worked at the University of North Texas.

Sarah Glaser

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glaserSarah joined the Institute in 2011. She is Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Science at the College of William & Mary and the Virginia Institute for Marine Science (VIMS). She received her BS and BA from Kansas State University and her PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her research interests include population dynamics, fisheries impacts on food and livelihood security, and modeling predator-prey interactions. She is co-director of the GIS Center at Lake Victoria in Jinja, Uganda.


ENFOCO Student Researchers

The ENFOCO student researchers reflect our commitments to interdisciplinary and marshaling academic research in the service of the greater good. Meet the team!

Colleen DevlinColleen Devlin, ‘13

Hometown: McLean, Virginia 
Majors: Public Policy and Environmental Science and Policy
Favorite Activity: Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity
Favorite Song: “Your Hand In Mine” by Explosions In The Sky
ENFOCO Project: Colleen works on the Social Conflict in Africa Database and is conducting research on water security in Africa.

Kevin Kuchler, '13

Major: Government
ENFOCO Project: Kevin works on the Social Conflict in Africa Database.

Alyssa LuisiAlyssa Luisi, ‘14

Hometown: Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Major: Sustainable International Development
Favorite Activity: SOMOS - Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability
Favorite Song: Can't pick just one, but Santanta is a favorite.
ENFOCO Project: Alyssa works on a project mapping local social and nutritional vulnerability in fishing communities along Lake Victoria.

Catherine MahoneyCatherine Mahoney, ‘15

Hometown: Oakton, Virginia
Majors: Economics and Applied Mathematic
Favorite Activity: William & Mary Dance Team
Favorite Song: “Eyes as Candles” by Passion Pit
ENFOCO Project: Catherine works on the Fisheries and Conflict project. She is particularly interested in the economics of small-scale fisheries in developing countries.

Sophia Mortensen, '14

Major: Government
ENFOCO Project: Sophia works on the Social Conflict in Africa Database.

Tom WittigTom Wittig, ‘14

Hometown: Dansville, New York
Major: Government 
Minor: Environmental Science and Policy
Favorite Activity: Soccer
Favorite Song: "New Slang" by The Shins
ENFOCO Project: Tom works on the Social Conflict in Africa Database. This fall, he will be in Washington DC as part of the William & Mary in Washington Program. While there, he plans to intern for a group engaged in environmental/sustainability advocacy.