I am a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability (IRES), Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and International WaTERS Graduate Fellow. In my doctoral research, I study the intersection of water governance, resilience and environmental justice in urban contexts. I study the nascent challenges to urban water governance in the face of global environmental change and their implications for transformation in the urban water sector. I engage critically with resilience, evaluating the various ways in which resilience thinking is reshaping urban water governance across different scales.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and an Master of Arts (MA) degree in Resource Management and Environmental Studies. I did my MA at IRES with Dr. Leila Harris, working on water governance and the human right to water in South Africa. I have practical experience with water development projects in the Nepalese Himalayas, focused on building irrigation canals and shaping strategies for future community development projects. My research interests also include water ethics, international development and transformative water governance. I am a member of the EDGES research collaborative, Program on Water Governance, and the Water Ethics Network. I am also co-chairing Water Future’s Water Ethics Working Group.