I was born and raised in Vancouver, and have recently returned from Waterloo, Ontario where I graduated on the Dean's Honours List with a Bachelor of Knowledge Integration, and a minor in Earth Science, at the University of Waterloo. Knowledge Integration is a transdisciplinary program that allowed to me explore my varied interests while gaining skills such as how to communicate effectively, and how to think about complex, 'wicked' problems, like those found in planning. During my time at the University of Waterloo, I worked on a museum project examining the role of monsters as metaphors for our fears as a society, collaborated with classmates and graduate students on an exhibit about light and optics for the International Day of Light, and completed an undergraduate thesis which examined best practices for earthquake preparedness and compared San Francisco and Vancouver with regards to their earthquake preparedness policies and actions. My focus while in the MCRP program is to deepen my knowledge about disaster management planning, hazard mitigation planning, and climate change adaptation planning. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and once again being able to enjoy the wonderful west coast scenery!
SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Award (2016)
CRHNet Symposium Travel Bursary (2016)
Project Management Assistant, Sustainability Office, City of Surrey (June-August 2016)
- Prepared a report outlining recommendations for strategies to increase community resilience
- Conducted an analysis of various sustainable paper options
- Liaised with staff in other departments on various supplementary projects