Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
As a grad student and a feminist, I want to continue the collaborative project of making space in the academy for embodied and affective knowledge, space that leaves room for multiple perspectives, stories, and modes of knowledge production. This approach services a political commitment to developing and sharing progressive ideas and practices of justice, wellbeing, and equity both within and beyond academia.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
I first came to UBC geography as a Master’s student working on the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, which was taking place in Vancouver at that time. The decision to stay on as a PhD student was an easy one: the creative, critical, and multi-disciplinary research being done by both faculty and fellow grad students make for a remarkable intellectual and social community, one of which I’m really excited to be a part.