My teaching focuses on the interaction of human institutions with the environment. I have instructed and TA'd undergraduate and graduate-level classes in environmental governance (syllabus) and sustainable water resources management. I was also part of a team that developed and led a 3-week field course at the Grand Canyon that introduced rising sophomores to the history, law, politics, hydrology, and ecology of the Colorado River.

I recently co-authored a teaching case study exploring the implications of risk perception, uncertainty, and institutional complexity on managing drinking water. If you use part or all of the case in your classroom, please let us know how it went!


As an advocate of hands-on, experiential learning, I also co-teach quarterly creative problem solving workshops for Stanford graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff. The curriculum adapts design-thinking techniques (as taught by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) to solve research-related challenges. For more information, visit the Research as Design website or see our workshop evaluation.