Crises and disasters are disruptive and stressful, but they can also be opportunities for change.
I am fascinated by such disruptions and the messy problems they create. My research focuses on flood risk governance: the social dimensions of flood risk management such as decision-making, stakeholder interactions, policies, practices, and participation.
environmental sociology | disasters & crises | community engagement | food & agriculture
Doctor of Philosophy,
Sociology | University of Alberta
Master of Science,
Rural Sociology | University of Alberta
Bachelor of Science,
Environmental & Conservation Science
| University of Alberta
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 engagement, and adult education.