Current Research & Community Engagement:

Working at the intersection of sustainability and equity, my current research, projects, and community work falls into the following themes:

Indigenous water governance & co-governance:

IMG_3417_fishheadsoupCurrent research includes a partnership with the Karuk Tribe that explores polycentric water governance and Indigenous self-determination in the mid Klamath watershed through social network analysis.

With tribal partners and allies, I am beginning a socioeconomic analysis of Klamath Basin Dam removal that is concerned with community resilience, livelihoods, and social well-being.

I am examining models of Indigenous water co-governance, particularly for water quality, with a focus on how tribes leverage treatment as a state (TAS) policies and tribal water quality standards for advancing tribal sovereignty and sustainability.

Community engaged research, decolonizing methodologies, & environmental justice:


I am engaged in an arts-based research collective with Indigenous scholars and and allied scholars promoting alternatives to an extractive academy through comic art posters, with AdAstra Comix.

I co-lead the Stanford Environmental Justice Working Group, and the Environmental Justice and Human Rights Lab, together with staff, faculty and student colleagues.

I am participating in an upcoming Pacific Rim salmon exchange with Indigenous leaders from Russia-Alaska-Pacific Northwest, hosted by the Lummi Nation. 

Interdisciplinary environmental science:


With tribal partners and allies, I am studying potential pesticide impacts from cannabis cultivation on community water systems and culturally important waters.

At Stanford, I teach interdisciplinary groups of students through my courses on environmental governance and environmental justice at the undergraduate and graduate level.  

I mentor students in the biophysical sciences on environmental politics, e.g considering how to address power dynamics and the politics of knowledge production in interdisciplinary environmental research.