I am an Assistant Professor (Biträdande Lektor) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Umeå, Sweden. I work on tropical forest management and conservation, particularly in the context of climate change mitigation and sustainable development.
I am originally from the US (Indiana). I’ve lived and worked all over the world (Peru, Mexico, UK, Spain, Malaysia, Kenya, and Mozambique) and love to look at issues from different perspectives and spatial and time scales. Now I am in Sweden and am a great appreciator of their forward thinking, efficient use of natural resources, amazing waste management–energy production systems, and deep values for life and equality.
Putting all this together, my mission is to harness the power and support of global goals and agendas—i.e., restore 350 million hectares, transition to a bio-economy, limit climate change to 1.5ºC, and meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030—to find solutions that work from the bottom up.
Read more about my current PROJECTS.