Physical & Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto, Canada
My research is driven by a passion for food - its physical, social and political intricacies. My doctoral thesis, with the Integrative Agroecology Lab, explores the dynamic links between ecosystem processes and multi-species functional traits in biodiverse agroecosystems through an agroecology lens. My research is supported by NSERC and collaborations with international researchers and farmers from CATIE and CIRAD. More recently, I have begun to explore food pedagogies and political ecologies of food.
Science education and communication are important aspects of my work. I am currently a Teaching Assistant for graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto, a Teaching Assistant Trainer for the science disciplines with the Teaching Assistants' Training Program, and a Course Instructor with the Geography Department at the University of Toronto. I also volunteer as a Creative Designer with The Valley, UTSC's first graduate journal, and was a member of the Let's Talk Science Challenge Committee at the University of Toronto.