As an environmental anthropologist, I am generally concerned with the politics of climate change and water resource management. My research sits at the intersections of social theory and the ecological sciences. I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork with river-defense social movements in Chile, and currently focus on watershed restoration politics in the Puget Sound. This curiosity compels me to learn through action and to explore the possibilities of living ethically in a precarious world. My ethnographic fieldwork flows from a personal-political love affair with water, the product of being raised by the American River watershed in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California. I carry these and other experiences with me as I engage in collaborative work with communities reclaiming their waters.