CV

Professional Summary

As a new young professor, I bring several years of cross-sector experience to civil and environmental engineering, having worked on technical and non-technical projects related to water management, environmental justice, and diversity, equity and inclusion.  I've developed and implemented various projects supporting equity, community and economic development.

Updates on new projects and initiatives coming soon!

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Skills

Urban Water Management  Systems Thinking     Writing   

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Management Consulting 
   Creative Initiatives 

Work/Research Experience

2020-present

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Principal Investigator of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Liberation Lab [JEDI (L)ab] in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2020-2021

Management Consultant  (Arcadis U.S. Inc.)

Consultant in the Water Business Line and Business Advisory Group with Arcadis U.S. working on equitable management, policy and workforce strategies for utilities.

June-August 2016

Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and External Alliances Graduate Technical Intern (Intel Corporation)

Conducted stakeholder interviews to assess feedback from students, teachers, administrators, and parents for Intel’s Oakland Unified School District Diversity Pipeline program for program recommendations towards the company’s 2020 diversity goals.

Education

2015-2020

University of South Florida

PhD, Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dissertation: “Black Lives Matter in Engineering, Too! An Environmental Justice Approach towards Equitable Decision-Making for Stormwater Management in African-American Communities”

Keywords: Critical Race Theory, Sustainable Development, Community Engagement, Green Infrastructure, Convergence Research

2010-2015

Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S., Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Minored in History, Honors Program

Interests

I am most passionate about learning, teaching and applying systems-based strategies towards equity and justice into engineering design, management and policies to enhance overall quality of life, especially for those from traditionally marginalized backgrounds, and bridging the connection across sectors and disciplines to accomplish this goal.