Hi and welcome to my site where you’ll learn a little about me and my work as an Assistant Professor of Sustainability at The University of Colorado – Denver Business School.


As a sustainability scientist, I’ve conducted research on knowledge innovation and co-production, water resource sustainability and management, urban resilience, anticipatory governance, and sustainability education. At CU-Denver, my current research interests focus on knowledge and business innovation to advance sustainability transformations, and the redesign of university training programs to better prepare the next generation of professionals to solve complex urban sustainability and business challenges. I serve as a co-PI and co-founder of the NSF GERMINATION Center for Urban Transformations at Georgia State University where I completed my postdoctoral research prior to joining CU Denver. At CU Denver, I teach courses on sustainability leadership, climate change and resilience, and sustainable business practices. I also lead a research unit called the Enterprise Sustainability and Resilience Lab (ESR-Lab).

Prior to my academic career, I was a K-12 educator. In 2010, I was awarded the Arizona Teacher of the Year award at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation by the Arizona Technology Council. I still volunteer for the K-12 education community. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for Sonoran Schools – a charter management organization operating college prep and STEM-focused public schools in Arizona.


Ph.D. Sustainability, Arizona State University

M.S. Community Resources and Development – Sustainable Communities, Arizona State University

M.Ed. Science Education, The Ohio State University

B.S. Physics and Astronomy, The Ohio State University