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During his undergraduate studies, Aaron became aware of the divide between (and within) the natural and social sciences and the risks that this poses for effective environmental stewardship. He became interested in SERSD, after having the opportunity to visit SRC whilst on exchange in 2013 at Uppsala University, because he wants to help bridge this divide by undertaking interdisciplinary research at a cutting-edge research institute. Resilience thinking is a key tool to integrate diverse knowledge systems and ensure that human development is sustainable.
Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Western Australia. His thesis looked at how gifting emissions trading permits in the early years of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme in Germany incentivised, and ultimately led to, an increase in coal-usage and associated carbon dioxide emissions despite the stated contrary aim of the ETS. Aaron has experience working in the non-profit sector in Australia, Colombia and the US in environmental affairs and education. He values the power of communication and has competed internationally at debating tournaments across Europe and Australia.
He undertook exchange studies through Uppsala University and the University of California Los Angeles Washington DC Campus. In 2017, Aaron also founded an educational project in post-conflict zones in rural Colombia, "Inglés al Campo".
Aaron is a keen musician. He is a singer/song-writer, rock guitarist and classical pianist. He is interested in languages and poetry, and regularly practices meditation.