Alizé is a National Geographic Explorer, award-winning filmmaker and doctoral student researching and documenting human adaptations to environmental change. In 2013, Alizé received support from National Geographic to conduct research in Madagascar, where she spent several months uncovering an unlikely agricultural adaptation in response to severe deforestation. With additional grants from National Geographic, The Redford Center and PBS, her work evolved into a broader film and educational project on human resilience. She continues to study innovative adaptations to environmental change, and is currently focusing on the relationship between architecture, climate change and urban utopias. Alizé received both her B.A. and M.Sc. from McGill University, and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Miami in Ecosystem Science & Policy.