I am a researcher, educator, and project manager working on environmental challenges in high-income and low-income countries alike. My projects over the past ten years have taken place in government, nonprofit, and academic settings. I have specialized experience in water resources management, sustainable sanitation, public policy, sociology, and gender with training from UCLA and the UN.
RESEARCH is one of my strengths. As a graduate student with an M.A. degree in sociology and M.Sc. degree in water resources policy and management, my studies focused on how marginalized community members (e.g. women, low-income, homeless) were impacted by social and environmental inequities. One past project evaluated gender, water, and sanitation in India. Another compared water and sanitation access in cities of the United States and France. I am competent in managing mixed-method research projects, handling field interviews, and analyzing data. My writing has been published in a variety of outlets listed here.
EDUCATION is a strong component of my professional pursuits. I am comfortable working with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. My experiences have included developing a citizen science program for a government agency in Oregon and constructing an online course on global water and sanitation justice for undergraduate students in California. I am comfortable conducting community outreach and planning lessons on interdisciplinary topics in academic and nonacademic settings.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT is a core part of many of my positions. I have organized various projects including engaging volunteers for watershed restoration in Washington and modifying a communications strategy for a renewable energy technical program in Oregon. I am also a founding board member for Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human working on urban toilet design and emergency sanitation in North America, and have represented the organization at the World Toilet Summit in South Africa and the Gates Foundation in the USA. I am adept at identifying project goals, outlining timelines, managing budgets, and evaluating projects after completion. Some of my past projects are outlined here.