Working Landscapes | Conservation & Data Science


I am an interdisciplinary environmental scientist interested in the sustainable and equitable management of ecosystems in the context of rapid environmental change. In January 2024, I joined the Institute of Forestry & Conservation at the University of Toronto as an assistant professor. I integrate diverse quantitative and qualitative data to understand the drivers of change in complex social-ecological systems, drawing on theories and methods from conservation science, global change ecology, econometrics, and environmental data science while co-producing knowledge through collaborations with land management agencies. Much of my current work focuses on the socio-environmental impacts of changing wildfire regimes in western North America.

I was previously a NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I received my PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at the University of California, Berkeley, where I worked with Dr. Van Butsic in the LUC Lab. At Berkeley, I was a trainee in Data Science for the 21st Century, a National Science Foundation National Research Traineeship program focused on interdisciplinary environmental data science, and co-led a National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Graduate Pursuit. My doctoral studies were supported by a Berkeley Fellowship. I have an MS in Biodiversity, Conservation, & Management from the University of Oxford and a BS in Environmental Science from Brown University. I use she/her/hers pronouns.

I am actively recruiting graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to join the lab at University of Toronto beginning in fall 2024! Visit the Opportunities page for more information.