I am a PhD Candidate at the Harvard School of Applied Sciences and Engineering researching the global fate and transport of human-made, persistent pollutants in the environment. I work at the intersection of environmental science and public health to better understand the long term human and ecological exposure risks of environmental pollution, climate change and regulatory (in)action.
Currently, I am particularly interested in how biogeochemical processes, climate-driven changes in surface temperatures, ocean productivity and sea ice cover drive the life-time of persistent organic pollutants in the ocean. I combine mechanistic models, data science and field work to better understand emission patterns, distribution and removal processes.
I hold a BA from Maastricht University in Political Science and Environmental Policy, a MSc in Environmental Health from the Cyprus University of Technology. I have a special interest in sustainable development, environmental justice and science communication.