I am a Ph.D. Candidate & Arrell Food Institute Scholar at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

As a school food and food policy researcher, I examine the social and economic return on investing in school food programs.  My work aims to move the dial on health and well-being in Canada while supporting the agri-food sector through a regional food system approach to school food in Canada. 

I was honoured to participate in the Government of Canada’s first roundtable on developing a National School Food Program.

Select Work Experience

  • Present2015

    Principal Consultant

    Ruetz Consulting

  • 20172015

    Regional Resource Development Coordinator

    Ontario Student Nutrition Program, Southwest Region

  • 20152014

    Junior Consultant

    Moss Consulting

  • 20152014

    Graduate Application Advisor

    King's University College

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2021

    Geography, Environment and Geomatics

    University of Guelph

  • MA 2014

    Globalization and the Human Condition

    McMaster University

  • BA 2013

    Political Science and Social Justice and Peace Studies

    King's University College

Honors and Awards

  • 2017
    Arrell Food Scholar
  • 2014
    United Nations Association in Canada
  • 2013
    SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier (CGS) Master's Scholarship
  • 2012
    Lorne White Memorial Award
  • 2012
    Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship