I am currently living in a small Maya town in Mexico but, at one time or another, I have called Nicaragua, Panama, and Guatemala my home.
Passionate about conservation, human rights, and environmental justice, I write about these issues in Latin America, and sometimes beyond. I am particularly interested in the intersection between environmentalism and indigenous rights and have written extensively about hydroelectric dam development and mining in Central America.
My articles have been cited by the Centre for International and Environmental Law (CIEL), the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), and the Law, Environment, and Development Journal. They have also been syndicated by Amazon Watch and the Business and the Human Rights Resource Centre, among others.
Studying for an MA in Latin American Studies in 2014 at the University of London’s Institute of the Americas – a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of the Americas and the Caribbean – I wrote my dissertation on anti-dam resistance movements in Panama.
I also have a Multimedia Journalism Diploma from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and a BA in English.
My voluntary experience includes working with an indigenous community tourism organization in Panama and volunteering at a migrant center in the Mexican state of Tabasco.