Ph.D. Candidate, Rehabilitation Sciences Transferred from Forestry in May 2019
University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Canada
Supervisor Professor Susan Forwell
Master of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning May 2015
University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California
Thesis: Land Use Change in Lepcha indigenous villages in the Himalayas: A Historical Ethno-ecology Approach
Documented traditional food plants that are disappearing in the Himalayas, and studied land use change using both quantitative and qualitative methods: GIS and ethnography, analyzed the process of diversified agricultural practice changed to monocultural practice.
Master of Science in Ecological Leadership and Education May 2010
Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Traveled across the U.S. through a completely field-based program and studied on water issues, energy issues, and urban and rural sustainability.
Bachelor of Arts. in Political Studies March 2007
Gakushuin University – Tokyo, Japan
Led a Model United Nations conference on “Poverty Reduction for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals.”
Ogura, S., Forwell, S. (2023). Responsibility as humans: meaning of traditional small grains cultivation in Japan. Ecology and Society 28(1):27. [online] URL: https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol28/iss1/art27
Huot, S., Bulk, L. Y., Damiano, N., Delaisse, A.-C., Kardeh, B., Ogura, S., & Forwell, S. (2022). Learning about occupation together: An interdisciplinary graduate course. Journal of Occupational Science, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2022.2080755
Rossa-Roccor, V., Sohanna, E. A., Andrade-Rivas, F., Coombe, M., Ogura, S., Super, L., & Hong, A. (2020). Scoping Review and Bibliometric Analysis of the Term “Planetary Health” in the Peer-Reviewed Literature. Frontiers in Public Health, 8: 343. DOI=10.3389/fpubh.2020.00343
Ogura, S. (2020). Envisioning the Future through Traditional Wisdom. Journal of architecture and building science, 2, 26.
Ogura, S. (2019). An arts-based approach to community documentation and revitalization of nutritious and drought-tolerant indigenous crops for climate change adaptation [abstract]. The Lancet, 3(S19).:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30162-7
Rossa-Roccor, V., Sohanna, E. A., Andrade-Rivas, F., Coombe, M., Ogura, S., Super, L., & Hong, A. (2019). Scoping Review and Bibliometric Analysis of the Term “Planetary Health” in the Peer-Reviewed Literature [abstract]. The Lancet, 3(S19).
Ogura, S. (2017). People and Plants; Sustaining Agrobiodiversity Through Art and Science in Zimbabwe. Langscape Magazine, 6(1), 37-40. https://terralingua.org/langscape_articles/people-and-plants-sustaining-agrobiodiversity-through-art-and-science-in-zimbabwe/
Marnay, C., Aki, H., Hirose, K., Kwasinski, A., Ogura, S., & Shinji, T. (2015). Japan’s Pivot to Resilience: How the Microgrids Fared After the 2011 Earthquake. IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, 13(3): 44-57.
Ogura, S. (2014). “Front cover” and “Gallery”. HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, 33, 2-8. https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol33/iss1/5/
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Paris, France Jun-Oct 2017
Worked as a consultant, organized workshops to find synergies between pastoralists’ Indigenous knowledge and scientific knowledge for climate change adaptation in Ethiopia and Uganda.
Helped organizing a UNESCO conference on indigenous knowledge for climate change adaptation, inviting forty indigenous people from all over the world.
The University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Canada 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Teaching Assistant for undergraduate courses: Foundations of Conservation; Aboriginal Forestry; and Recreation and Tourism Planning at Faculty of Forestry
The University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, USA Jan-May 2015
Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate senior studio: Environmental Design
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) – Sikkim, India Mar 2011-Mar 2012
Conducted a study on agricultural history of the Indigenous Lepcha village in Sikkim Himalaya
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – New Delhi, India Jan-Apr 2010
Studied the implementation of Education for Gross National Happiness in 16 schools in Bhutan