Along with hosting AnthroDish, I’m currently a PhD candidate at McMaster University, ON, Canada. I am studying the anthropology of health, and currently working on a project with Six Nations of the Grand River partners on the impact water access and quality have on holistic health measures (of the community, environment, and households; encompassing spiritual, mental, social and physical dimensions).
I completed my MA in anthropology at the University of Manitoba in 2015, where my project focused on looking at mobility and health during the spread of the Black Death in medieval Denmark. My undergraduate BSc degree was completed in 2013 at Trent University, majoring in Anthropology (surprise) and minoring in biology. During my undergrad, I worked as a field assistant for an archaeological excavation around San Ignacio, Belize for a few years.
Outside of school, my passions include running, swimming, and being in nature. I live in Toronto, ON, with my beautiful/crazy daughter, Rey, and my super rad and super tall partner (and sound guy for AnthroDish!), Lukas. I grew up in Peterborough, ON, and spent my summers up on Georgian Bay, camping with my family. Nature, health, and food have always been central passions that fuel my research and hobbies, and I’m so excited to be able to channel them into AnthroDish.