I am a Ph.D. candidate in the third year of my doctoral training at the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. I work under the supervision of Norma Rantisi.

I am a trained urban planner and a researcher with almost two decades of professional consulting, survey data collection, and research management experience in West Africa.

My doctoral research focuses on assessing the collective action of urban traders in resisting dispossession (for example, market demolitions) in Lagos, Nigeria.

Before I started my doctoral training, I was the Research Manager for the Lagos Trader Project, an academic research initiative run by researchers at Stanford University and Dartmouth College in the United States.