I'm a Senior Watershed Manager with the
 Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority. As part of the planning team, I am responsible for development and management of collaborative projects that engage with members of low-income or historically marginalized communities.  I am also the staff member assigned to coordinate and facilitate the One Water One Watershed Program, the Santa Ana region's Integrated Regional Water Management effort.

I hold a PhD in Geography from UCLA where I worked with Professors John Agnew and Glen MacDonald, and remain an affiliate of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's Water Resources Group.  My research and ongoing interest considers governance transitions in pursuit of equitable resilience.  A restoration of representative democratic processes in natural resource management institutions is a necessary step in achieving greater human and environmental health, and in responding to damaging externalities of industrialization and the consumer economy, chiefly but not only climate change.   

I am a fellow of the Switzer Foundation, and serve on Board of Directors of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, and  the advisory board of the Mediterranean Cities Climate Change Consortium (MC-4).  I am serving a three-year term as co-chair of the American Water Resources Association Integrated Water Resources Management Technical Committee.  In Fall 2018 I accepted an invitation to be co-chair of the People and Water Research Theme for the California Department of Water Resources Flood-Managed Aquifer Recharge initiative.  

I welcome inquiries from students, having taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge.  I have also advised or mentored students interested in natural resources management from the Claremont Colleges, Occidental College, UCLA, USC, several CSU campuses, Loyola-Marymount and Antioch Universities.  

Media contacts are welcome via email.