Senior Project Officer

Background

I work on many of Forum’s flagship programmes including Growing our Future which aims to accelerate the uptake of regenerative agriculture in the US, and Cotton 2040 which aims to create a resilient cotton industry in an increasingly climate-disrupted world. Other aspects of my work include our transformational strategies projects and contributions to the Futures Centre.

While contributing directly to these projects, I also work to find the connections between them, be they ideas, people, tools, or learnings and find ways to ensure that these connections ladder up to the contribute to biggest possible impact.

I find myself drawn to the nexus between capitalism, technology, and sustainability, particularly around the concepts of extraction in the political economy of global capitalism and urbanisation. How do the enduring legacies of imperialism permeate our efforts for change?

I graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, part of the University of London, with a BA in Politics and Economics. More specifically, I researched the changing nature of religious nationalism in Saudi Arabia and the ways in which the state, women, and the youth have affected that change. 

After graduating, I spent several years working around the world in different sectors. I began in Austria with adventure tourism, then the food sector in New Zealand, finally overseeing architecture and urban renovations in Portugal and, throughout this time, returning to the heart of the USA's summer camping industry. Never one to follow a strictly traditional path, I found a home at Forum for the Future where diversity of thought and perspectives was welcomed, and my experiences aligned themselves with sustainability and systems thinking. 

What floats my boat?

An avid skier and hiker, you’ll find me outdoors when I’m not stuffing my face with homemade mac & cheese.

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