I love riding my bike. It keeps me healthy, and helps reduce both my carbon footprint and my overall stress levels. Some of my fondest memories are closely tied to my affection of being on two wheels.
Presently, I am a Health Promoter and the Scarborough Cycles Coordinator at Access Alliance, a community health centre with three locations in Toronto.
My goal is to build resilient and vibrant communities.
I work increase suburban cycling knowledge by building institutional capacity and addressing barriers. I have extensive hands-on experience conceptualizing, completing, and evaluating community projects, and appreciate working on-the-ground at the neighbourhood scale.
Scarborough Cycles is a joint initiative led by Access Alliance and The Centre for Active Transportation, in partnership with Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, Agincourt Community Services Association, CultureLink, the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, and Cycle Toronto.
I earned my Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. I have expertise in the following fields:
- Urban Livability and Active Transportation
- Metropolitan Governance and Civil Society
- Urban Greenspaces and Protected Area Management
In 2018, I received The Green Ribbon Award from the University of Toronto Scarborough in recognition of “outstanding achievements in campus sustainability.”