She has recently completed her PhD from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis investigated planning for urban resilience through niche interventions. Before pursuing her PhD, she worked for the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia in urban planning and research. She holds a Master of Arts (Planning) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia (Canada).
Her current research focuses on urban governance for low carbon cities, sustainable housing, and questions of justice in sustainability transitions. She is particularly interested in understanding processes of change related to sustainability outcomes.