I have bachelor degrees in physics, mathematics and engineering and some experience working in the finance sector. I hope that this varied background will prove useful at Cambridge where I am taking a PhD in conservation science, with a focus on the environmental impact of farming. With global demand for food forecast to double by 2050, it is important to consider both the environmental and social impacts of increasing agricultural production. This is particularly the case in developing countries, where environmental degradation can impose a significant social cost. My research therefore focuses on ways to meet increasing food demand at least cost to the environment.
I am an innovative leader and inquisitive scientist who derives energy from solving problems, communicating science, and growing networks and opportunities. I have excelled at leading multiple organizations and communities, while excelling in my education and research. I am fortunate to have had my dedication to serving the public and understanding of science recognized my multiple national and international awards. In my career, I seek to continue to combine my scientific background with leading projects and helping the public.