Wendy started her PhD in 2021 at the Wageningen University and Research, Farming Systems Ecology group. Her research aims to investigate how diet can be used to prevent species loss.
Wendy holds an honors bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Guelph, Canada and an MSc in Nutrition and Health from Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands. Through her studies, Wendy has focused on the intersection of these two fields and bridging some of the gaps between them. This focus was applied in her MSc thesis, where she designed a model to maximize the nutritional output of an area of land, thereby reducing the land use required to feed people. Wendy also has experience working in the sphere of health communication and is the primary author of ‘The Portfolio Diet for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction’ a cookbook and guide for patients and clinicians on following an evidence-based diet to reduce cholesterol while reducing environmental impact.