I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at Colorado State University. I have conducted research and consulted with the water and energy industry for over 25 years on the coupling of social and engineering sciences to inform decision making, the quantification and modelling of system function, and policies and planning as applied to urban energy and water systems, agriculture, and climate change adaptation.
Previously I was a researcher in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia and Chair of the Future Waters Excellence Research Cluster. I was the Associate Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre and chair of the REM Water Research Group at Simon Fraser University.
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.