I am an associate research professor (adjunct) in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia focusing on the coupling of social and physical sciences to inform decision making, the quantification and modelling of system function, policies and planning as applied to urban energy and water systems, agriculture, and climate change adaptation.
Previously I was the Associate Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre and chair of the REM Water Research Group at Simon Fraser University where I still teach Systems Thinking and Environmental Modelling. I am active in the water and energy profession and I serve on the board of BC Water and Waste Association. I volunteer on project advisory committees for the Water Research Foundation and I routinely present on decision-making, energy water system management and planning, energy and water efficiency, agricultural system sustainability, and climate adaptation at various professional events throughout the year.
I received a B.Sc in Engineering and a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Arizona, a M.Sc. in Environmental Technology Management from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University.