Roxanne is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. She is one of the initial four recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship working on the Global Index of Well-being (GLOWING). Her research interest is in the area of climate change impacts on water quality and quantity and the resulting impacts on human health in the Caribbean. She currently holds a BSc in Biology with Earth Sciences from the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and a Masters in Climate Change from the University of Waterloo.
Roxanne has broad interest in vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Small island developing states (SIDS). Her past research includes identifying transferable lessons in various economic sectors (fisheries, agriculture and tourism) for climate change and disaster management in SIDS. She has now expanded her research interest to include the impacts of climate change on human health with particular focus on the control and spread of mosquito-borne diseases – dengue fever and chikungunya.