I am currently a PhD student at
the University of Alberta examining perceptions and responses to flood management in High River, Alberta
and, more broadly, how diverse sets
of values, viewpoints, and interests
are deliberated and decided on in
a democratic approach to natural resource management and disaster management.
2012 - Present (Expected Fall 2018)
Doctor of Philosophy,
Sociology | University of Alberta
Master of Science,
Rural Sociology | University of Alberta
Bachelor of Science,
Environmental & Conservation Science | University of Alberta
environmental sociology | disasters & crises | community engagement | food & agriculture
I have been studying and practicing at the intersection of society and environment - touching on topics such as floods, fuels, food, and farming - around the world in the Netherlands, Namibia, New Zealand, and various parts of Canada. I continue to be fascinated by the complexities, contradictions, challenges, and opportunities at the social-environmental nexus. Seeing a multitude of connections between real-life problems, I wanted to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the complexities in which socio-ecological issues are embedded by also studying economic development, local government administration, community-based research, and adult education.