Strong writer and editor with acumen and passion for investigative research in Latin America. Professional and academic expertise on environmental and social risks (ESR) from agriculture and other land-intensive extractive industries. More than a decade in Brazil, with cultural and language fluency and permanent residency in the country. Adept at cultivating sources among various sectors of society, including federal politicians, indigenous and local communities, small and large farmers, non-governmental organizations and corporate executives.
As comfortable in corporate settings as on the ground with local people. Experience working in financial services compliance for several large multinational corporations. Skilled due diligence investigator and subject matter expert on open and proprietary sources of information throughout the Americas. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Hobbies include developing Airbnb and local food and farm side hustles, working on my house in the Catskill mountains of New York, exercise on my spin bike and yoga, procuring and cooking healthy food, gardening and reading about medicinal plants.