University of British Columbia, September 2019-current
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Geography

University of British Columbia, September 2017-August 2019
Master of Arts (MA), Geography

University of Washington, August 2010-June 2014
Bachelor of Science (BS), Biology (Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology)
Minor in Global Health
Interdisciplinary Honors, 3.91 GPA, magna cum laude

Select Grants, Honors, & Awards

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2019-2022
    Awarded to up to 166 doctoral students in Canada each year based on academic excellence, research potential, and leadership
  • Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF), 2019-2023
  • William C. Gibson Citation, 2019
    Recognizes Resident Members of Green College who have made outstanding contributions to the life of the College in a given year
  • Jimmy Grewal Memorial Award in Geography, 2018
    Awarded to a student in UBC Geography who is passionate about the environment and has a demonstrated record of volunteering and community service
  • Affiliated Fellowship (Master’s), 2018-2019
    Awarded to approximately 50 master’s students at the University of British Columbia based on academic merit, research potential, community involvement, and leadership activities
  • R. Howard Webster Fellowship, 2017-2018
    Awarded to select incoming graduate residents of Green College at the University of British Columbia
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship, 2017, (declined - for graduate study at U.S. institutions only)
    Awarded annually to 2,000 students in the United States entering their first year of graduate study
  • Mary Gates Research Scholarship, 2012, 2013
    Awarded to outstanding undergraduates a maximum of two times to support independent academic research projects

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant, University of British Columbia, July 2017-present
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
    • Data Analyst, February 2015-September 2016
    • Data Specialist, September 2016-July 2017
  • Marine Sedimentary Processes Research Apprenticeship, Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington, March 2014-June 2014
  • Undergraduate Researcher, University of Washington Department of Geography, September 2011-June 2014
  • Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities, University of Washington, June 2013-August 2013
  • Research Assistant, Kaeberlein Lab, University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pathology, November 2010-March 2012

Recent Service & Leadership

  • Green College, University of British Columbia
    • Residents’ Council: Co-chair, 2019-2020
      • Organized and led monthly meetings of the Green College Residents’ Council
      • Liaison between residents and College administration
      • Advocated for residents with university administration during the COVID-19 crisis
    • Resident Members’ Series: Co-convener, 2019-2020, Organized weekly public lectures given at the College by residents
    • Writer in Residence Selection Committee: January 2020-March 2020, Reviewed and rated applications for the Writer in Residence position at Green College, UBC
    • Academic Committee: October 2019-February 2020
      • Ran nomination and selection process for Cecil and Ida Green visiting professorship
      • Reviewed applications for 2020-2022 cohort of Leading Scholars at Green College, UBC
    • Green Lantern: 2018-2019, One of four residents selected to provide emotional support and guidance to graduate students living at Green College
      • Provided residents with confidential problem-solving assistance on diverse health, wellness, and housing issues
      • Advocated for resident needs to improve health and wellness supports at the College
    • Sustainability Committee: Co-chair, 2018-2019, Developed strategies for increasing sustainable practices at Green College and organized gardening activities for Green College residents
    • Membership Committee: March 2018-June 2018, One of four residents selected to review and rate applications for resident membership at Green College, UBC
  • Volunteer Gallery Educator, Vancouver Aquarium, April 2018-2019, including activities such as:
    • Developed conservation messaging customized for different prop carts and exhibits
    • Engaged aquarium visitors with conservation storytelling in the galleries
  • Hope in the Anthropocene Workshop, Green College, University of British Columbia, February 2018-April 2018, including activities such as:
    • Co-organizer: collaborated on a team of four graduate students from Green College and iRES
    • Rapporteur for first lecture in Hope in the Anthropocene series: took notes, distilled key insights, developed provocations for use at capstone workshop
    • Compiled notes from rapporteurs for six talks in the Hope in the Anthropocene series spanning September 2017-April 2018
    • Drafted invite targeted at academics and professionals spanning the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities
    • Led workshop and compiled insights from attendees
    • For more information, see this report drafted by myself and the other organizers

Scholarly & Professional Memberships

  • Green College Society Member
  • American Association of Geographers
  • Canadian Association of Geographers
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Beta Beta Beta (Biological Honors Society)

Peer Review Panel Member

  • Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space (2)
  • Global Public Health (1)
  • New Zealand Geographer (1)
  • Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (3)