Research, Writing, Community Organizing, and Management
As a development professional, I work on nature-community strategies. I use my background in science, community engagement, and development, to connect with diverse stakeholders who are creating solutions for social and environmental issues in coastal and island communities.
I have worked on community driven movements in marine debris, promoting sustainable fisheries, building marine mammal awareness, and protecting our marine resources from offshore energy. My research experience includes marine debris, the Caribbean, fisheries, environmental history and environmental justice.
I often use social network analysis, citizen science, and grassroots campaigns, as tools to build strong support for meaningful work that is equally inclusive of institutions, organizations, and individuals. Basically, I love to connect with communities who live on the sea.
Savannah Urban Garden Alliance Rush Winner in 2018
One Hundred Miles 100 in 2018
Emory University Graduate Merit Grant in 2016
Emory University Graduate Merit Grant in 2015
Georgia State University Geographer of the Year in 2014
Women In Philanthropy Grant in 2013
Stockholm Resilience Center
Global Association of Master's In Development Practice
Georgia State University
American Geophysical Union
Association of American Geographers