Thesis Title: The Impact of Hydroelectric Development on Rural Communities near The Peace River and The Mun River.
My research is focused on the impact of hydroelectric development on surrounding downstream communities. I am particularly interested in people’s connection to place and environmental change. Through this research I have been able to travel to Madison-Wisconsin, Thailand and throughout Canada. I have also worked on projects that examine the importance of Traditional Knowledge in academic research. I met my supervisor Brenda Parlee in the last year of my Sociology Undergrad and she suggested I apply for the MSc in Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, with a specialization in Risk and Community Resilience. I have greatly enjoyed the program thus far and plan on graduating in the fall of 2017. I am originally from Calgary, AB and came to Edmonton in 2010. I live here in the city with my cat named King. My hobbies include working out, reading, and photography. I have also been studying Thai to help bridge the communication gap with those I work with in Thailand.