A BIT ABOUT MYSELF
I am a passionate marine conservationist, researcher, and community leader. My goal is to protect people and nature from climate change using approaches grounded in collaboration, science, and proactivity. Pronouns: she/her
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest as a settler on the beautiful and unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. I feel very connected to the life that thrives in and around the Salish Sea.
My connection to place inspired me to pursue a doctorate in Zoology at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Christopher Harley, where I collaborate with community, Indigenous, and government partners to understand how life in the Salish Sea is adapting to climate change and other anthropogenic pressures.
In addition to graduate school, I work with regional non-profit organizations on marine spatial planning, restoration, and marine conservation initiatives based in Howe Sound/Átl’ka7tsem (one of three Squamish Nation place names for the Sound). I appreciate being able to apply the knowledge and lessons I learn through work experience to my academic research, and vice versa.
Overall, I am a strong advocate for pairing research with action and love getting involved in opportunities that advance humanity’s capacity to protect nature and our connections to it.