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Ph.D. in Geography (A.B.D.)
Advisor: Ken MacDonald Comittee: Tania Li, Scott Prudham, Rachel Silvey, Mike Ekers
University of Toronto, Department of Geography, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Expected completion: 2019

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology 
Emphasis: Environmental and Ecological Anthropology
Minor: Ecology
Advisor: J. Peter Brosius
The University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology, Athens, Georgia, USA
May 2009
Summa Cum Laude

Additional Education and Training

Alam Bahasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Fall 2014
            Intermediate level training in Bahasa Indonesia

Wisma Bahasa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Fall 2013
            Intermediate level training in Bahasa Indonesia


Southeast Asia Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Summer 2012
            8 weeks of intensive intermediate level training in Bahasa Indonesia

Grants & Fellowships

2017                 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

2016                  American Institute for Indonesia Studies ECA/CAORC Research Grant
2015                  Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements
2013-2016        Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
2013, 2014       University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Travel Grant
2013                  John Horner Graduate Scholarship in Geography
2013, 2015       University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant
2012, 2013       Study Elsewhere Scholarship for Less-Commonly Taught Languages, University of Toronto
2012                  FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship for Study of Indonesian, US Department of Education
2011-2013        University of Toronto Fellowship              
2011-2013        Connaught Scholarship, University of Toronto
2009                  The University of Georgia Anthropology Department Head’s Award
2008-2009        Grady Rozar Scholarship, University of Georgia                 
2008-2009        Melissa Hague Scholarship
2008-2009        Price Gilbert Jr. Scholarship
2008                  C.U.R.O. Summer Research Fellowship, University of Georgia
2008                  Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarship
2008                  Murphy Travel Scholarship
2008                  Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant                                      

Awards & Distinctions

2015                  J.B.R. Whitney Award for Research on the Environment and International Development, University of Toronto Geography Alumni Association
2013-2014        Graduate Research Fellow, University of Toronto Centre for Critical Development Studies
2013                  Selected for Trudeau Foundation Scholarship shortlist
2012                  University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies nomination for Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
2009                  Phi Beta Kappa (ΦBK) Honor Society
2009                  Phi Kappa Phi (ΦBΦ) Honor Society

Academic Experience and Employment


2017, 2018        Course Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto

2016-Present     Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Toronto-Scarborough
2015                   Visiting Research Fellow, Mulawarman University, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
2013-2014         Graduate Research Fellow, University of Toronto Center for Critical Development Studies
2012-2013         Research Assistant, Center for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
2011-2014         Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Toronto-Scarborough
2010-2012         Research Associate, Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR), The University of Georgia
2008-2010         Research Intern, Advancing Conservation in a Social Context (ACSC), The University of Georgia

Other Relevant Professional Experience


2013-2015          Research Consultant, Forest and Governance Programme, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
2010-2011          Research Consultant, Forests and Livelihoods Programme, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
2010-2011          Consultant, The Department of Anthropology, The University of Georgia
2010                    Research Intern, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
2009                    Field Researcher – Fiji – Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia
2007-2010          Research Consultant, Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research Project (LTER)
2007-2010          Co-founder and Executive Director, Furthering Our Local Knowledge (FOLK), Athens, Georgia, USA

Teaching Experience


University of Toronto

Course Instructor

GGR438           Environment and Develoment

GGR342           The Changing Geography of Southeast Asia

Teaching Assistant

GGRC45           Local Geographies of Globalization
GGRC26           Geographies of Environmental Governance
GGRA03           Cities and Environments
GGRA02           The Geography of Global Processes

Guest Lectures

GGRC45           Local Geographies of Globalization

Professional Development


2017                 Advanced University Teaching Preparation Certificate Program, University of Toronto

2016                 Graduate Professional Skills Program, University of Toronto

2011                 Teaching Assistant Instructional Workshop, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON


University Service

2011-2012          University of Toronto Development Seminar Series, Planning Committee

Departmental Service

2011-2013          University of Toronto Graduate Student Union, Geography Representative


Professional Service

Invited scholarly reviews: Antipode; Asia Pacific Viewpoint; Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies; Conservation and Society; Current Anthropology; Energy, Ecology and Environment; and Geoforum


Community Service

2016-Present   Remote Mapper, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
2010                 Volunteer English Language Tutor, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Bogor, Indonesia


English: native speaker
Bahasa Indonesia: intermediate speaking, writing and reading abilities.
Dutch: elementary speaking abilities.

Professional Affiliations

Association of American Geographers (AAG)
            Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
            Development Geographies Specialty Group
European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS)
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
            Anthropology and Environment Section