CAN BON Working Group
Biodiversity monitoring network in Canada
As a member of this working group, funded by CIEE and commissioned by NSERC Canada, we envision what a multi-sector network for biodiversity monitoring would look like. Can Bon can be an intermediary, like a stock exchange operator, that connects and provides standards for buyers and sellers of biodiversity information.
Fashion, Ecology, and Public Relations
Connections between science and marginalized expression
I lead a diverse and self-organized group of early career ecologists and social scientists aiming to study what fashion norms and deviations mean for academia. We aim to produce a survey within ecology using social network analyses.
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Pursuit
Cross-scale exploitation patterns and marine population collapse in international seafood markets
I am an advisor for a SESYNC Pursuit initiative led by graduate students from Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Iceland, Duke University, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Rutgers University, and Wageningen University. We are currently exploring how trade affects marine stocks in importing and exporting countries, using the framework of path-dependent harvest rates.
Broadening Representation & Equity With Science (BREWS)
I co-organized monthly seminars, discussions, and community-building events on equity and inclusion in the biological science community. We aim to harness scientific skills to frame equity issues from a data-driven lens. Some projects include novel open-access representation statistics and meritocracy theory.
National Science Foundation INCLUDES Columbia University
New York-New Jersey Early Engagement in Research
I represented Rutgers University in a multi-institutional collaboration to create shared guidelines on how to create effective immersion programs for high school students that belong to underrepresented groups. In summer 2018, we led a summer program where high school students studied microplastics in the Raritan watershed.
Canadian Ecological Forecasting Initiative (CEFI)
Forecasting in the Anthropocene
I participated in a working group funded by CIEE that addresses uncertainty in complex-systems using theory, modelling and applied science. The group involves academia, government, NGO, and industry. We identify the unique challenges of forecasting when humans wield a strong influence.
Symposium for Women Entering Ecology and Evolution Today (SWEEET)
Gender and Beyond, and Intersectionality
As a committee member, I helped organize the annual symposium on gender equity, which precedes the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution conference. Some great resources can be found via the Twitter #SWEEET2018 and #SWEEET2019. Gender, economic, ethnic, and family-value equities are critical in creating a diverse, representative, and efficient science! Some of us are currently working on a paper about the gender inequality life cycle.