I am Mitacs Science Policy Fellow and Science Advisor based at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Prior to this I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow dually affiliated with the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. As an environmental social scientist my research focuses on community-based conservation and natural resource management, environmental governance, and the human dimensions of environmental change. Past projects have examined the role of social networks for the management of marine protected areas in Jamaica and the governance dimensions of climate change adaptation in coastal communities.
As an interdisciplinary educator I have worked with students in a variety of bioregions including the Colorado Plateau, Adirondacks/ Northern Forest, the Greater Yellowstone Geo-ecosystem, the Caribbean and the Canadian Rockies. I have taught and developed both curriculum and programs for several non-profits and educational institutions including the National Outdoor Leadership School, Teton Science Schools, Wild Rockies Field Institute, St. Lawrence University, and University of Waterloo.
Member Environmental Change & Governance Group, University of Waterloo