In 2009 I graduated with an honours B.A. in Human Geography from UBC. My undergraduate research focused on the confluence of urban studies, environmental sustainability and human health. My honours thesis involved mapping the local ‘population ecumene’ of British Columbia, under the guidance of Dr. Brian Klinkenberg. For this project, I developed a unique multi-level dasymetric model to determine exactly where people do – and do not – live across the province by integrating information from landuse, landcover, elevation, transportation, postal and census data layers.
In 2008 I received the UBC Geography Faculty prize for cartography and in 2009 I was awarded the Geomatics Canada Scholarship in recognition of my ongoing contribution to cartography and GI-science. My past research has explored diverse interdisciplinary topics such as how national forest change effects climate change, mapped patterns of turtle mortality off the coast of Florida, classified neighbourhoods along the urban-rural continuum, and applied hotspot analysis to evaluate the socio-economic realities of vulnerable population groups.
At present I am is working to quantify and social capital and street network connectivity in neighbourhoods across BC. More generally, I am interested in urban planning, spatial statistics and geographic data visualization. I am currently employed as a GIS Analyst and Cartographer in the ECD Mapping Unit of the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC. Next year I plan to pursue a Masters Degree in Urban Planning in the near future. I spend my free time training for triathlons and practising yoga.
- Geospatial Statistical Analysis