I am a design practitioner/researcher/ educator working in the realms of placemaking, human-centered design, and urban resilience planning. My project-based experiences have demonstrated how to reconnect humans to one another and to the broader world, helping places address the faces of climate uncertainty, resource scarcity, and social isolation. My work fosters connections between human systems and natural systems and supports a transdisciplinary approach to problem solving to bring about positive societal change.