Gabrielle Gonsalves

Gabrielle is an undergraduate student at McMaster University studying Honours Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Sustainability. She is interested in research rooted at the intersectionality of the environment, public policy, health advocacy and academic theory. Gabrielle is an experienced student researcher, with a demonstrated history of working in spaces of public and global health, municipal public policy and pedagogical innovation. She has worked at Toronto General Hospital investigating population dynamics and inequities in regards to HIV/AIDs. Currently, she works within the Hamilton community addressing accessibility and inequity within science research at the Departments of Software Engineering and Sustainability. Specifically, she is engaged in projects focused on making the SoBi bike share system more accessible, and creating courseware that is accessible for individuals with visual impairments. She is interested in exploring the ways in which science informs, and is impacted by society and systemic environmental inequities present. While at the UNU-INWEH, Gabrielle will be working under the supervision of Dr. Nidhi Nahabhatla and Dr. Duminda Perera to examine water security challenges and Disaster Risk Reduction methodologies in South Asian populations.