A brief history
I’m Nadinè and as a Joint-PhD Candidate in Ecological Engineering at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, I experiment with emerging technologies to develop “smart urban forests”. My PhD keeps me at the forefront of urban ecological research.
I’ve delivered dozens of creative and engaging talks and keynotes across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Nothing gets me more excited than telling powerful stories to drive action.
I hold degrees in ecology and evolutionary biology (BSc. Honours) from the University of Toronto, with a minor from the National University of Singapore, and in earth sciences (MSc. cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam, with a thesis on agroecology input-output models at Wageningen University and the University of Hawassa (Ethiopia).
Most recently: defined the #InternetofNature in my TEDx talk, developed #UrbanNatureAmsterdam: the city’s first green and blue map, and founded the world’s first intensive summer course on ‘circular cities’ at the University of Amsterdam, for which I still serve as Academic Director.
Up next: testing emerging technologies (WSNs, VHR imagery, Natural Language Processing) for urban forest health at MIT's Senseable City Lab as a Fulbright Scholar. For details, please visit my LinkedIn.
TEDxPDC, on ‘Cities and the Internet of Nature’
‘Circular City’ Summer School, the world’s first intensive summer course on ‘circular cities’ in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam
#UrbanNatureAmsterdam, the first green and blue map of the city
Keynote Oslo Urban Arena, on 'What cities can learn from human bodies’
VIVA400, annual list of 400 women who have been nominated for outstanding work in their field (2018)
DJ100, jury-selected list of 100 young, sustainability change-makers in the Netherlands (2018)
T500, list of Dutch digital top talents under 26 (2018)
New Amsterdam Council, selected for the independent advisory board of 45 talented Amsterdam millennials chosen to provide advice to the real city council (2018)