Ph.D. Environment and Resources, Stanford University
206B Social Ecology I
Urban Planning and Public Policy
environmental planning & policy, water resources management, collaborative governance
I am an interdisciplinary scholar who uses political, social, and technical perspectives to evaluate the sustainability of environmental planning and decision-making practices. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine, I investigate the interaction between people, infrastructure, and the environment, with a focus on redesigning planning, permitting, and operations to meet more diverse social and environmental needs.
I earned my PhD through the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources at Stanford University, and spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. My professional life has spanned the public and non-profit sectors, including work with the US Department of the Interior (Region IX), the World Bank, and Amigos Bravos, a grassroots river-protection nonprofit in New Mexico.