I’m an environmental researcher and educator intrigued by the transactional relationship between people and place. I’ve studied this dynamic over the past 14 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.
I currently work for the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine and serve as the Program Coach for the Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice Residency Site and Researcher for their post-graduate program. My research is 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’m the technical advisor and mentor 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 Expedition 2020-2021 Team that works with women and youth in developing our knowledge and practice in tackling societal and climate challenges. Due to the delay in our 2020 trip, I co-designed two virtual expeditions to the Norwegian Arctic that provided a platform for our team’s artists, scientists, and leaders to share their expertise and knowledge with our group.
On the weekends, 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 with my crew, 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.