I’m an environmental researcher and educator who’s intrigued by the transactional relationship between people and place. I’ve studied this dynamic over the past 13 years resulting in my award-winning dissertation Designing for the future: A post-occupancy evaluation of the Peter Jones Learning Centre. An international speaker on campus ecology, I enjoy facilitating workshops on creating spaces for creativity and innovation.
My work is currently featured in The Translational Design of Universities: An Evidence-Based Approach (2019) examining the present and future of campus planning and design and in AMEE’s MedEdPublish exploring The Ecology of Care: A Review of the Literature in Clinical Learning Environments (2019).
I also serve as the technical advisor for the Primary Compassionate Care Initiative, located in Abuja, Nigeria, that advocates for SDGs 3, 4, and 5 through public health mentorship and women empowerment. In addition, I’m a member of the Sedna Epic’s Expedition 2021 Team where we’ll be working with women and youth to further develop our knowledge and practice in tackling societal and climate challenges.
You can find me gallivanting across the pages of Stephen Hui’s bestselling book 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia (2018), paddling outrigger canoes, diving the deep seas, climbing waterfalls, and sliding down snow-covered mountain tops.
I believe in the creative life and better understanding the connections we have to each other and our surrounding milieu. I believe in giving a damn and high-fives that make my palm tingle. And I believe that a hearty laugh is priceless. Connect with me here or on LinkedIn.