I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at University of Montana. My research and teaching programs focus on the management and allocation of shared natural resources, with an emphasis on how institutions can shape the equity outcomes of resource management policies in coupled human-natural systems. I primarily focus on water and land resources in South Asia and the Western United States. As a trained interdisciplinary social scientist, my work draws on a range of social science theories, such as political economy as well as theories of decision-making and risk. I combine these theories with diverse quantitative methods to examine how institutions mediate the interactions between humans and natural resources to influence social and environmental outcomes. My work endeavors to provide practical "solutions" and recommendations to improve environmental and climate change adaptation policies.