B.A., Environmental Geography and German
During my BA in Environmental Geography at Colgate University I conducted a research project on the invasive species buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) in the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona. For this project I created and analyzed a mail survey which assessed the connection between residents’ perceptions of the desert, their environmental values, and their knowledge and opinion of buffelgrass. I used this research to write my honors BA thesis, with Jake Brenner and Jessica Graybill as my advisers.
After graduating from Colgate I started my MA in Human Geography at the University of British Columbia with Elvin Wyly and Brian Klinkenberg as my supervisors. For my MA research project I compared the urban agriculture movements in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Detroit, Michigan, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. You can read my thesis here.
In 2013 I started my PhD in Human Geography at the University of Toronto with Sarah Wakefield as my supervisor. While at the University of Toronto I have worked as a Teaching Assistant for a course on the global food system, was active in CUPE 3902, and served as President of the Graduate Geography and Planning Student Society from 2014-2015. I also worked as a Research Assistant on a project examining non-waged labor on Ontario’s agroecological farms with Mike Ekers and Charles Levkoe. Since defending my dissertation in Feburary 2018 I am based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where I am developing higher education training content at Safe Software.
Esri ArcGIS Desktop and Pro
MapBox and MapBox Studio
Factor analysis and PCA
GLM and GLMM
Coding using NVivo 11
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