Education

Ph.D. Candidate, The University of British Columbia in Resources, Environment & Sustainability (2015-)

M.Sc., The University of British Columbia in Resource Management & Environmental Studies (2013-2015)

B.ES, University of Waterloo in Environment & Resource Studies (Hon. Co-op/Biology Minor) (2007-2012)

A little bit more

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I am a Liu Scholar, SESYNC Graduate Research Fellow, and Governor General Gold Medalist at The University of British Columbia's Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability and their Program on Water Governance. I specialize in water security and governance at the rural-urban divide, with a keen focus on developing evidence-based policy recommendations to protect vulnerable peoples facing socio-hydrological change in global South regions. 

I am actively involved in water policy planning in British Columbia and across Canada. I hold an 18-month appointment as the President of the Canadian Water Network’s Student and Young Professional Committee. I was selected as one of about 50 applicants from across Canada to participate in the Waterlution Transformative Leaders of the Future Program. Here, I co-facilitated the first Canada-wide exercise in participatory water policy planning – WaterCity 2040 – with the aim to inject the public’s creative visions into future provincial policy.