Interests and expertise
I am responsible for coordinating and overseeing a variety of projects and programmes at the NbSI, including for Sprint 3 (Scaling up nature-based solutions in the UK) of the Agile Initiative and the interactive global map of NbS case studies, among others. I was one of the lead organizers of the NbS Conference 2022 and also currently act as personal assistant to Prof Nathalie Seddon.
My interdisciplinary background blends nature-based solutions, plant ecology and biology with sustainable food systems expertise. I hold an MSc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and a BSc. in Environment and Food Production, with a minor in International Agriculture from McGill University in Canada. Particularly interested in Latin America, I focused my Masters dissertation research on payments for ecosystems services and indigenous sovereignty in the Peruvian Amazon. I am especially well-versed in permaculture and regenerative agriculture, holding a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). At the NbSI, I am responsible for developing the Global Interactive Map of NbS case studies, as well as being one of the NbS Conference 2022 coordinators.
Previously, I completed research and internships in Panama, Cuba, Belize, and India, among others, with organizations such as the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). I worked as the Sustainability Coordinator of university food and dining services for over a year and was also the founder and president of the McGill Permaculture Club for three years, in addition to the co-founder of the Mac Regenerative Food Hub. I am passionate about using nature-based solutions to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, reversing biodiversity loss and achieving equitable livelihoods for all people.
Scaling-up nature-based solutions in the UK
There is an urgent need to develop realistic landscape-scale assessments of the implementation potentials of NbS that maximise potential synergies between climate change and biodiversity goals, manage[...] Read more
Interactive global map of good practice nature-based solutions
To enhance awareness and understanding of NbS, and showcase good practice, we are developing an interactive online global map. The first version, which was launched at COP26, includes 110 cases from o[...] Read more