I am a researcher, looking at the intersection of human rights & the environment.


I have a Masters in Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University with a focus in Human Rights, Women and Conservation. I worked in southwestern Uganda looking at the impact of mountain gorilla conservation on local women. The California Academy of Sciences wrote of my work and you can read the abstract of my research here

I have worked with Asylum Access researching vicarious trauma as experienced by refugee rights advocates.

I worked for the Rural Advancement Foundation collecting the stories of farmers across the state of North Carolina. 

I worked with the Center for Documentary Studies on the multi-year project Nuestras Historias, Nuestros Sueños: Our Histories, Our Dreams documenting the lives of Latino youth and their families. 

I received my Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems and have worked on several farms, including Dinner Bell Farm and Lil Farm.

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