Postdoctoral fellow, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia

I am a geographer-ecologist interested in all things food and nature. Food for me is what connects us in the most fundamental ways with nature. We depend on ecosystems, and we impact ecosystems through the way we produce, prepare and eat our food. We need water to irrigate our fields, bees to pollinate our orchards, soil to root our crops, and air to allow cattle to breathe and crops to grow. What we eat also defines us as societies and as individuals. Food defines our health, our cultures, our communities. But right now there are many things that are wrong in the way we grow and eat our food.

I am interested in understanding how to do food better: How can we create a world where everyone has sufficient and nutritious food they enjoy eating? How can we produce our food without destroying the very natural resources that food production depends on? How can we create a food system that is more just and more sustainable?

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia