Assistant Professor at University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology and Director of Policy at the River Basin Center
I am an Assistant Professor at University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology and Director of Policy at the River Basin Center. My research and teaching programs focus on the management and allocation of shared natural resources, with an emphasis on how institutions may shape the equity outcomes of resource management policies in coupled human-natural systems. I primarily focus on water and land resources in South Asia and the Western United States. As a trained interdisciplinary social scientist, my work draws on a range of social science perspectives, such as economic theory as well as studies of environmental management and social-ecological resilience. I combine these theories with diverse quantitative methods to examine how institutions mediate the interactions between humans and natural resources to influence social and environmental outcomes. My work endeavors to provide practical “solutions” to improve the equity outcomes of climate adaptation policies.