Interests and expertise
I am broadly interested in nature-based solutions in their relevance to climate adaptation, socio-ecological resilience, and food systems, specifically within the context of small island developing states (SIDS). My doctoral research will focus on understanding the ecological and socioeconomic effectiveness of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation and mitigation in SIDS of the South Pacific.
I am also working with Nature-based Insetting (NBI) to support their work in creating monitoring & evaluation frameworks for The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance.
I was raised in The Bahamas (hence the interest in SIDS), but moved to Nova Scotia, Canada in 2017 to complete my BSc in Biology with Honours at Acadia University. After graduating, I returned to the Bahamas, where I worked on several research projects related to socio-ecological resilience, marine conservation, and climate change in the context of SIDS at the Cape Eleuthera Institute.
I came to Oxford in 2022 to complete an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management. My MSc research focused on understanding yield-biodiversity trade-offs in cocoa agroforestry systems of Nigeria.