Many global leaders have observed that if the 20th century was all about oil, the 21st century is being defined by water. That is, fit-for-purpose water is becoming less reliable, resulting in water security and scarcity challenges coupled with changing water patterns that affect the timing, intensity, location, and state of precipitation.
My passion lies in solving these kinds of challenges, especially as it relates to supporting and sustaining healthy communities and ecosystems for the long-run.
Current models of water management are based on expectations of a relatively stable climate and narrow precipitation patterns, they are siloed and fragmented and inconsistent with the realities of changing patterns in climate and hydrology. I enjoy collaborating with different sectors to address climate adaptation and water challenges from a dynamic, open, systems approach. There is always more to learn, and I am eager to work together, innovate, and share.
Since graduating (Phi Beta Kappa) with a BS in Environmental Science and an emphasis in Hydrology my work has been focused on the complexities within the fields of water law and hydrology. In 2017, I received my Masters of Environmental Science & Management, specializing in water resources management.
I consider myself to be a collaborative relationship builder. I am energetic and passionate. I am known for seeing possibilities where others can't. I approach the world with an open mind and a curious and generous heart. I stand for integrity and empowerment, branching into collective change for myself, my community and the earth.
Growing up in Colorado, I couldn’t help turning into an avid outdoorswoman - I enjoy skiing, snowboarding, road biking, etc. (and I am still working on the surfing bit). I have traveled extensively, fueling my passion around water security and environmental compliance issues. I have circumnavigated the globe, traveling to over 22 countries.