Interdisciplinary researcher

Agriculture, Communities, and Natural Resources

I am a PhD candidate in Geography in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis.

I study the patterns and processes of agricultural intensification in West and East Africa. My current research uses computational and modeling approaches for identifying patterns and drivers of soil and land-management decisions among communities in East and West Africa. With an interest in linking human health and ecosystem health, I also study the metagenomic linkages between the soil microbiome and human health. As a geographer I recognize and value a broad set of epistemological perspectives and seek to maintain fluency with a range of methods, strategies of inquiry, and ways of working.

Prior to pursuing a PhD, I worked as an assistant to research in integrated food-energy systems and as project manager, editor, and contributing author for the California Nitrogen Assessment. I earned a MSc in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis in 2018.