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PhD Candidate, Social and Ecological Sustainability program in Integrated Water Management, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo

My goal is to contribute to our understanding of human-environment interactions while increasing our social-ecological resilience to undesired change. To do this, I engage with scientists, government, and community members to sustainably co-manage fresh water in Ontario, Canada. In my PhD research, I proposed a fresh water quality monitoring framework for the lower Grand River and nearshore Lake Erie that is co-created with diverse stakeholders and rightsholders, is considerate of cumulative effects and connects monitoring to decisions. There is a heavy focus on considering diverse values and perspectives, as well as understanding how different approaches to community and Indigenous engagement may contribute to collaboratively achieving shared goals.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Reearch Associate, NORDIK Institute
  • 2016–2021
    PhD Candidate specializing in fresh water social-ecological systems, Universiuty of Waterloo

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Waterloo, Master of Environmental Studies

Professional Memberships

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute