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 love of being on two wheels.
Presently, I am a Community Health Worker and the Scarborough Cycles Bike Hub Coordinator at Access Alliance, a community health centre with four locations in Toronto.
Scarborough Cycles is a joint initiative led by Access Alliance and the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, in partnership with Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, CultureLink, the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, and Cycle Toronto.
I work to increase cycling knowledge in Scarborough by building institutional/community capacity and addressing barriers. My goal is to get more people riding their bikes.
I obtained 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