I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science from the College of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. I have a MA in Environmental Management from a joint initiative between the University of Amsterdam Business School/ MINES ParisTech. I completed 2 years of a PhD in Political Economy at the University of Zurich. I will find time to finish that PhD when I retire.

My work on climate change is one of my many passions. Other passions of mine include:

Traveling: I have lived in 10 countries across 4 continents and traveled to many more. Traveling educates me about culture, people, history, and natural phenomenons.

Rock climbing and hiking: Whenever it is dry and warm(ish), you can find me scaling my way up a mountain face. Climbing helps me to clear my brain and many of my best ideas come after having reached that “zen” state during a hard climb. If it’s not dry and warm, I’m hiking my way up the mountainside. I have summitted Kilimanjaro, hiked to Everest Base Camp, and am training to summit Mt. Rainier.

Dancing: I’ve been taking dance class since I was 4. Moving to a beat brings me endless joy. I love trying new dance styles and building my repertoire of moves.

Volunteering: Being a Crisis Counselor with the Crisis Textline is one of the most fulfilling activities that I do in life. Whatever your crisis is, counselors are available to help 24/7. Text us at 741741.

Podcasts: Learn more about my story and my work by listening to my podcast interviews

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