I‘m an educator and researcher who specializes in community engaged learning and the politics of science.
As an Educational Designer at the Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, I design workshops and other training resources to prepare students to engage ethically and effectively with communities. I also collaborate with faculty members to integrate lessons from CCEL’s Social Impact Lab into courses.
Also, as a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at UBC, with a designated research specialization in Science and Technology Studies (STS), I apply a philosophical and political-theoretic lens to the problem of public distrust of science. I aim to rethink the problem in a radically democratic way and, in the process, ask what it means to democratize science.
To make research in philosophy of science, STS, and related fields more accessible to non-academic audiences, I’m currently working on a podcast series on the politics of science with support from UBC’s Public Humanities Hub. I also receive support from the Marc Sanders Foundation, as one of the organization’s inaugural Philosophy in the Media Fellows.