I am a geographer and political ecologist with research interests at the intersection of postcolonial studies, water governance, environmental justice, climate change, and resilience. Before graduate school, I worked as a climate change vulnerability and adaptation consultant in Peru for several years. This experience exposed me to both the biophysical and political aspects of global environmental change and development planning. My doctoral research applies surveys, interviews, archival research, participant observation, and remote sensing to analyze water governance and land-use change in dissimilar agricultural sites in the highlands and lowlands of a semi-arid watershed affected by glacial retreat in Peru. This mixed-methods approach allows me to understand the influence of national development policies, small- and large-scale hydraulic infrastructure, positive law, and indigenous customary water rights on hydrosocial relations. At a local scale, I also examine how collective labor in canal maintenance enhances indigenous farmers’ resilience.