My research spans multiple disciplines, with the overarching goal of increasing the resilience, reliability, and sustainability of our water systems. In my dissertation, I mined and modeled emerging datasets to investigate urban water demand drivers, trends, and patterns. Additionally, motivated by the water sector’s chronic fiscal challenges, I am interested in finding novel approaches to financing and governance that can promote innovation in the water sector.
Prior to coming to Stanford, I worked as a civil engineer in Denver, Colorado in the field of environmental remediation, responsible for both technical design work and project management. I have also worked on a wide range of water-related research projects including the laboratory investigation of tsunami wave breaking behaviors at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory in Oregon, the assessment and design of water filtration in rural Thailand, and the study of glacier hydrology through field research in Alaska.