I am an Assistant Professor at University of Georgia's Odum School of Ecology and Director of Policy at the River Basin Center. My research and teaching programs focus on the management and allocation of shared natural resources, with an emphasis on how environmental policies shape resource and equity outcomes 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 perspectives, including economic theory, political science, human geography, as well as studies of social-ecological resilience. I combine these theories with diverse quantitative methods to examine how formal and informal rules mediate the interactions between humans and natural resources to influence socio-economic and environmental outcomes.