water. science. policy. action.

I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Geography Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis. I am studying under Dr. Mark Lubell in the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior, Department of Environmental Science and Policy.  

My research focus is on water quality policy decision processes in transboundary lake systems. I am particularly interested in harmful algal blooms. My current field sites include Lake Erie (Canada and United States) and Lake Geneva (France and Switzerland). In addition to this dissertation focus, I also spent three years researching and studying California drinking water, drought and extreme events, and climate change.

Prior to pursuing my PhD, I spent 10 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, on 1) drinking water operator certification and capacity development, 2) communications and outreach relating to key EPA internet tools for watershed management, and 3) implementing the Nonpoint Source Pollution (diffuse pollution) Program.

I REALLY love water. I visit it and take pictures of it every chance I get. Below are some of the water sources I've been lucky enough to capture.


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