I am a development geographer with broad interests in political ecology, gender, conservation, health, and livelihoods. My research is mostly qualitative, participatory, and ethnographic. Research areas in which I work include Southeast Asia and the Canadian Arctic. I have a Master of Arts in Geography from McGill University and a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environment from McGill University.
I am currently working in the Place, Health and Well-being Research Lab at McGill University as a project coordinator and lead research assistant on the community component of the Nunavik Inuit Health Survey. I am responsible for developing and measuring indicators of community health and well-being. I traveled on board the CCGS research icebreaker Amundsen to carry out data collection in each of the 14 communities of Nunavik between August-October 2017.
My previous research (2012-2017) critically examined marine protected area (MPA)-based conservation/fisheries management, and traditionally nomadic ethnic minority livelihoods in Indonesia. Between 2014-2015, I was awarded the PFF Community Leadership Fellowship/OceanPath Fellowship for my proposal to develop a women’s cooperative in Indonesia backed by local support. Since 2014, I have also been working as a part-time research assistant at the Minorities in the Southeast Asian Massif Research Lab, McGill University.
Tools and methodologies used in my research include semi-structured and conversational interviews, Photovoice, transects and quadrats, participant observation, thematic coding (NVivo), and GIS.
Please contact me with research opportunities or questions about my work.