I am a development geographer and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne with interests in political ecology, gender, conservation, and youth. My doctoral research (Feb 2018 – ) examines the ways in which youth are navigating maritime transitions on Indonesia’s coasts. In my research, I employ creative visual methodologies that are qualitative, participatory and ethnographic. I completed a Master of Arts in Geography (2017) and a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Geography & Environment (2014) from McGill University.

Additionally, I am working at the Place, Health and Well-being Research Lab at McGill University (Feb 2017 – ) as a project coordinator and lead research assistant on the community component of the 2017 Nunavik Inuit Health Survey. I am responsible for developing and measuring indicators of community health and well-being. I travelled on board the CCGS research icebreaker Amundsen to carry out data collection in each of the 14 communities of Nunavik between August-October 2017. I am currently finishing up the analysis and reporting results back to communities.

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. From 2014-2017, I worked as a research assistant at the Minorities in the Southeast Asian Massif Research Lab, McGill University.