urban planner | photographer

new york city | toronto

I grew up in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), a mountainous, picturesque kingdom in Southern Africa. After immigrating to Canada as a teenager, I became interested in global urban development and climate change adaptation. With a background in African Studies and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology research, I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Urban Planning. I see planning as a means to better integrate environmental and social sustainability into urban development. I am deeply passionate about urban and coastal resilience, disaster management, climate change adaptation, and building vibrant, equitable, and just cities.

My love for photography began with 35mm film. I love that a single image can tell a compelling story. I particularly enjoy capturing emotions, relationships, and the bleary, hazy moments of late nights and early mornings.