As a scholar, I map the ways settler-colonialism shapes agroecological systems and land governance in the Caribbean (i.e. the US colony of Puerto Rico). Additionally, I study Traditional Ecological Knowledges (TEKs) that counteract the environmental, ecological, and social consequences of extractive settler-colonization. Relatedly, I'm invested in transnational environmental justice work that builds on/supports Black/Indigenous solidarity globally. These lines of work stem from my familial/ancestral responsibility to care for island ecologies and peoples.