Contributors

Olivia Beck
Olivia is a part-time dual degree student getting her Master's in Environmental Engineering and Public Affairs. She also works full-time in the City of Austin's Water Utility. As a process engineer, Olivia helps to support the day-to-day water treatment process. 

Bruk Berhanu
Bruk is currently pursuing dual Master's degrees in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (M.S.) and Public Affairs (M.P.Aff) and expects to graduate in August 2016. Following this, he plans to pursue doctoral studies in Water Resources Engineering. His research will investigate the feasibility of off-site energy and water efficiency approaches for commercial buildings in support of water-neutral development. 

Martha Bohrt
Martha is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her interests include transboundary water policy and water quality.

Tess Haegele
Tess is pursuing a Masters degree in Energy and Earth Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on resiliency vs. efficiency of city water infrastructure.

Marion Henley

Katharine Jose

Tabish Khan

Conor Laing

Frank Schalla
Master of Science degree candidate in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

Claire Schreiber
Claire is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on water use trends in Texas. 

Natalie Ballew
Natalie is pursuing dual Masters degrees in Public Affairs and Energy and Earth Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on communicating scientific and socio-economic groundwater issues to decision-makers and the general public.

Benhi Bolhassani
Benhi is pursuing a Masters degree in Energy and Earth Resources.

Owen Chilongo

Andres Diamond-Ortiz
Andres is a second-year Masters candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Gary Gold

Shannon C. Harris
Shannon is a Master of Science degree candidate in the Sustainable Design Program in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. She is studying the implications of the 20% conservation mandate in the SWIFT/SWIRFT fund.

Cicley Kay
Cicely is a second-year masters candidate at UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Amelia Koplos
Amelia is a second-year masters candidate at UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Jesse Libra
Jesse is a Masters Candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on water policy and the effects of land use change on water resources.

Faith Martinez
Faith is a Masters Candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

John Montgomery

Michael O’Connor


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Tess is pursuing a Masters degree in Energy and Earth Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on resiliency vs. efficiency of city water infrastructure.