iUTAH Team - Graduate Research Assistant
Utah State University
Organization adaptation in local stormwater governance
iUTAH Research Focus Area
Andrea's iUTAH research has two objectives: (1) to understand the behavior of water management organizations in areas transitioning from agricultural to residential land uses, and (2) to understand how water management decisions surrounding infrastructure change are shaped by and impact the coupled social-ecohydrological system. Over the next year, Andrea will work with water managers to identify their decisionmaking processes and use this information to develop a quantitative assessment of adaptive constraints.
Andrea is a doctoral student in Sociology, specializing in environment and community sociology. Andrea received a master's degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University in 2010. Her thesis examined riparian buffer implementation in an urbanizing watershed. A native of Upstate New York, Andrea also received her bachelor's degree cum laude from Cornell's Department of Natural Resources in 2006, with a concentration in applied ecology.