I'm a Senior Integrated Water Management Specialist with Stantec Consulting, working from the Pasadena, CA office. I also hold an appointment as visiting scholar at the UC Irvine Department of Anthropology, performing research and providing university and public service.
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.
I am a fellow of the Switzer Foundation, and 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-MAR (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.