My research interests are focused around how people value, care for, and make choices about nature and their communities. I’m interested in how these values change, how they directly and indirectly shape institutions and policy, and how we can act to change things for the better.
I received my PhD from the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami in 2016. Prior to entering a PhD program, I earned an Msc with Distinction in Biodiversity Conservation and Management from Oxford University and worked as a Legislative Aide focusing on South Florida environmental policy. I am a Lecturer and undergraduate program director for the Abess Center at the University of Miami, where I teach environmental policy and decision-making, and a co-founder and director at Field School, an innovative hands-on marine science training program for students with an interest in field science. I am also the director of the Field School Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities in science and education for underserved and underrepresented communities.