I am a PhD candidate in environmental history at the University of Alberta. My research examines the political, economic, and environmental dynamics that have shaped the history of the Athabasca oil sands region. I am interested in understanding the consequences of development for nature and Indigenous peoples in the Athabasca, and how these impacts and conflicts have influenced subsequent development.
I collaborate with the Fort McMurray Métis, and consult with other Indigenous communities in the Athabasca region, to address historical issues relevant to Indigenous peoples. I work as research consultant specializing in Indigenous land use, historical research, and impact assessment.
My work is supervised by Dr. Liza Piper, and supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship, the Northern Scientific Training Program, and the University of Alberta.