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, through an agroecology lens, explores the dynamic links between ecosystem processes and multi-species functional traits in biodiverse agroecosystems. 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.
I am currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus (UTSC), where I work as a Teaching Assistant for graduate and undergraduate courses, a Teaching Assistant Trainer for the science disciplines, and a Researcher in the Integrative Agroecology Lab.
Science communication and outreach are fun aspects of my work. I currently volunteer as the Fundraising Coordinator with the Let's Talk Science Challenge at the University of Toronto, and as a Creative Designer with The Valley, UTSC's first Graduate Journal.