I recently discovered that I'm definitely not superhuman, and that 8-hours of sleep, some running, and a good non-academic book go a long way. These things aside, here's what I’m up to now:


I'm working on my Ph.D. at a glacial pace (in a rapidly melting environment!). I'm also thoroughly enjoying the process (most of the time). These days you'll find me writing dissertation chapters, meeting with my supervisors in the halls of the University of Waterloo, or gasping as I read about climate change over a cup of coffee. You can read more about my research here.

This summer and early autumn, I'll be housed at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science.

Plan A.

While my (side) research projects have been abundant over the years, I've decided to focus on one: Plan A. This year, Gosia Smieszek and I -- together with a host of other wonderful women and funding from NordForsk -- will host an event titled "Women of the Arctic: Bridging Policy, Research, and Lived Experience" at the 2018 UArctic Congress in Helsinki.

Together with What Took You So Long, we will use this opportunity to build out Plan A, a digital storytelling platform on women and gender in the Arctic.

The program for the event is out now and you can register, here.

Thank you to Kyra Maya Phillips, who introduced me to the /now page concept

Last updated: May 3, 2018.