I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, currently in the process of completing my dissertation.
My doctoral research addresses how to reduce the environmental impact of the food system by minimizing food waste, the amount of edible food lost and disposed of from farm to fork, by improving how the supply chain is managed. This work falls into the emerging interdisciplinary field referred to as Green Operations Research, which combines tools from economics, operations management, and life cycle assessment. Decaying food in landfills, which is still where the majority of waste goes, produces 25% of U.S. methane emissions, one of the strongest greenhouse gases. Wasted food accounts for 2% of annual energy consumption in the United States.
I completed my undergraduate degree — B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science with Honours, Major in Manufacturing Systems — at the University of Toronto.