I am interested in both the physical and social aspects of environmental and sustainability issues, and enjoy finding creative ways to understand their intersection.  Prior to UBC, I completed a M.S. in Watershed Science at Colorado State University, where I studied relationships among water development, land change, and urban growth in Ethiopia.  I also contributed geospatial analyses to the IPBES Global Assessment and was involved in a series of participatory mapping projects with the Secondary Cities Initiative.  Most recently, I worked to reconstruct the history of Antarctic science with the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research project.