My PhD research examines 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.
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 engagement, and adult education.