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. My previous ethnographic research engaged with river-defense social movements in southern Chile. Currently, my dissertation examines the social perceptions and institutional arrangements of watershed restoration in Puget Sound. Of interest are issues of environmental justice, water governance, the intersections of law, environmental policy, and restoration, as well as community-based participatory research. While I am trained in ethnographic techniques, I employ a holistic mixed-methods approach to social scientific research.