Bio


The Fletcher lab aims to advance water resources management to promote resilient and equitable responses to a changing world. We study water resources and climate change adaptation from a socio-technical systems perspective. Research integrates methods from hydrology, policy analysis, and data science to inform decision-making around critical environmental challenges. Recent and planned projects include: adaptive and modular water infrastructure planning under uncertainty; resilient and sustainable drought planning; integrated climate mitigation and adaptation planning; and integrating equity and justice measures into water resource systems analysis.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • 1st Place Doctoral Thesis, Academic Achievement Award, American Water Works Association (2019)
  • Editor’s Choice Paper, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (2018)
  • Best Presentation, Technology Management and Policy Consortium (2017)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU (2017)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU (2016)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2015)
  • Best Thesis, MIT Technology and Policy Program (2012)

Professional Education


  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, Physics; Economics (2010)
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Technology and Policy (2012)
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems (2018)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


The Fletcher lab aims to advance water resources management to promote resilient and equitable responses to a changing world. We study water resources and climate change adaptation from a socio-technical systems perspective. Research integrates methods from hydrology, policy analysis, and data science to inform decision-making around critical environmental challenges. Recent and planned projects include: adaptive and modular water infrastructure planning under uncertainty; resilient and sustainable drought planning; integrated climate mitigation and adaptation planning; and integrating equity and justice measures into water resource systems analysis.

Stanford Advisees