MA Student, Saint Paul University

Victoria Gachuche is an MA student in the Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University, Ottawa.

Her current research interests take an anti-oppressive lens in relation to traditional stewardship of natural resources and governance in Kenya. She is also interested in understanding the role women play in peacebuilding within community-based conservation.

With this research, she seeks to fill a gap in the literature by offering a socially driven interpretivist perspective on community-based conservation which remains within the predominantly positivist disciplines of ecology and biology.

Outside of her graduate work, she is also a budding social entrepreneur working in the youth entrepreneurship space.

Victoria mainly focuses on capacity building, creative problem solving, and developing a social entrepreneurship ecosystem. When not studying or working, you can find her indulging her wanderlust in the National Capital region and beyond.