I am a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with over eight years of qualitative and quantitative research experience in the Eastern Caribbean (Dominica, St. Vincent, and St. Lucia).

Subject matter expertise: human dimensions of global change, social-ecological systems, sustainable livelihoods, smallholder agriculture, food systems, gender, international development, political ecology, disaster recovery, climate change, and Caribbean cultures.

Methodological and multimedia skills: ethnography, mixed-methods, grant-writing, GIS, agent based modeling, adaptive system design and collaborative modeling, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, team leadership, multi-sited/comparative study design, applied and collaborative methodologies, photography and videography, web and graphic design.

Teaching experience: course development and management, lecturing, e-learning, active learning pedagogy, and undergraduate mentoring.

Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations and Community Partnerships:
Government of Dominica: Division of Agriculture (Research Affiliate), Central Statistics Office (Research Affiliate)
US Government: US Embassy in Barbados (Regional Outreach, postponed due to COVID-19)
Interdisciplinary Academic: Caribbean Cyclone Cartography Project (Consultant)
Community Partners in Dominica: Giraudel Flower Group, Northeast Women’s Agriculture Movement, St. Mary’s Farmers’ Group

Large Grants and Fellowships


Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Anthropology (in progress)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dissertation Topic: Sustainable Transitions in Agricultural Livelihoods: Global Change and Local Food Production in Dominica

Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, 2012
University of Oregon
Master’s Paper: The Problem of Women’s Work: Gender and the Agrarian Economy in the Commonwealth of Dominica

Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude in Cultural Anthropology, 2005
Washington University in St. Louis
Honor’s Thesis: Imagining taste: culinary identity and the modernization of produits de terroir in France

Additional Information

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