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.
2012 - Present (Expected Spring 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 cross-section of society and environment for 15 years, with all of its complexities and wonders, by which I continue to be fascinated and challenged. 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.