My interest in climate change and cities began when I read Bill Peet's "The Wump World". A simple book that made me keenly aware of how we are responsible for the planet, but also the power of nature. My parents' fed my curiousity by getting me a subscription for Ranger Rick magazines and I would spend my free time learning about lemurs in Madagascar and whales. As my parents were both immigrants, my childhood was filled with stories of their home countries, this played a significant role in my desire to learn about different cities and cultures; and ultimately, my education and career choice of public policy which has provided the opportunity live, work and study around the world. I hold a PhD from University College Dublin’s School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, a Masters in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and a BA from the University of British Columbia.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Climate Change, Cities, Public Policy, Community and International Development, Public Health, Renewable Energy,
Food, travel, swimming, running, hiking, and developing my amateur photography skills.