Pursuing a PhD degree
Research Areas: Biodiversity, Ecology, Politics | Cities, Economies, Transnational Flows | Gender, Race, Class | Power, Colonialism, Justice
Supervisor: Trevor Barnes and Jessica Dempsey
Degrees: MA Geography, University of British Columbia (2019); BS Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation), University of Washington
Entry Date: September 2019
Research Statement: After graduating with a biology degree, I worked in data science for two and a half years forecasting health outcomes at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Now, I study interactions between science, governance, and care in the context of responses to emerging infectious diseases, using USAID’s PREDICT program as a case study. I am especially concerned with how data collection and predictive modelling for emerging infectious diseases shapes multispecies relations and possibilities for equitable care. My PhD work is at the intersection of more-than-human geographies, political ecology, critical medical/health geographies, and science and technology studies.