Hello! I oversee the UW Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF), its student staff, University partnerships, strategic direction, and fiscal processes. I have a diverse background, working in fields ranging from Information Technology, journalism, youth education, higher-ed curriculum development/teaching, to soil and plant sciences and research. These experiences shape my approach to sustainability and the importance of making connections across disciplines.
I completed my master’s degree at UW in Environmental Horticulture in 2019 with an emphasis on nonprofit management, and am now a PhD student in the UW’s College of Built Environments and manage the CSF in a full-time capacity. In the spring of 2022, I built & taught curriculum for a core, 5-credit course titled "Society And Sustainable Environments" for UW's undergraduate Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) Program. Through my various endevours, I work to emphasize the importance of culture & class in how sustainability is conceptualized and enacted. I encourage students to go beyond mainstream, manufactured, and transactional sustainability narratives by looking at everyday, colloquial examples that are personally resonant and relational.
Outside the world of academia, you can find me practicing my cross-over dribble at the local basketball court, involved in community efforts, or watching hummingbirds come through my native plants garden.