I am an earth scientist and urban expert based in Amsterdam. As a sustainability consultant at Metabolic, my work includes mapping urban metabolisms and developing evidence-based interventions for circular cities and high-impact sectors. I've given dozens of talks on circular economics for academia and industry across Europe and Taiwan, and co-founded the world’s first summer school on circular cities.
I am also a PhD candidate in ecological engineering, an emerging field which predicts, designs, restores, and manages ecosystems that integrate human society with the natural environment for mutual benefit. In 2018, I was selected for the New Amsterdam Council, the DJ100 (jury-selected list of the Dutch top 100 most sustainable young change-makers), and one of the top digital talents under 26 by The Next Web. I was born in the Netherlands and raised in Canada.
MSc. Earth Sciences, cum laude
University of Amsterdam (Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics)
Program combines geo-ecological sciences with interdisciplinary research.
+ Master thesis on macronutrient cycling of transitioning agroforestry ecosystems in southern Ethiopia at Wageningen University and Research Centre and Hawassa University
+ Internship on aquaponic systems at the circular urban development "De Ceuvel"
+ Fieldwork on biodiversity recovery on agricultural terraces in southern Tenerife
+ Summer school “Planning the Cycling City”
+ Education board for MSc. Earth Sciences
+ Secretary for GAOS Association
BSc. Life Sciences, honours
University of Toronto (Department of Earth Sciences)
Program covers the entire biological spectrum, from cell to global ecosystems.
+ Joint minor environmental biology at the National University of Singapore
+ Zoological assistant at Lee Kong Chain Natural History Research Centre
+ Fieldwork on physical and chemical parameters of lake ecosystems
+ Full scholarship ($5000,-) for summer school “Transboundary Water Conflict Resolution” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
+ Environmental science and urbanism writer at The Strand: U of T Student Newspaper