I am a comparative cultural and religious studies scholar at the intersection of ecology, spirituality, and culture. My academic interests explore the environmental significance of Indigenous perspectives on multispecies ontology and transspecies personhood.
In 2021 I graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) with a concentration in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion. My dissertation inquiry was a metaphysical narrative-based analysis of Indigenous, and decolonial approaches to environmental engagement focused on the ontological ambiguity of human-animal relationships in hunter-gatherer cosmology in southern Africa.
South African born and raised, my professional background spans twenty years of experience in educational film and media, communications, and business development relations. I am also the co-founder of the educational non-profit, the Deep-Water Initiative.
I received a B.A. in film production from the internationally award-winning film school AFDA in South Africa and an M.A. in Middle Eastern History from Tel-Aviv University, where I studied the evolution of modern media in the Middle East.