My undergraduate was a BA dual major in Biology, and Environmental Conservation: Climatoloy; later I earned an MSc from Duke University in Ecology. In 2017 I graduated from ASU's School of Public Affairs with a PhD in Public Administration and Policy. My dissertation, Examining Hazard Governance from a Complex Systems Perspective, focused on the role of extreme heat health risk reduction through use of cooling centers in the Maricopa County Heat Relief Network. Qualitative interviews of managers and organizers of the heat relief network as well as quantitative agent based modeling of the system were employed. Now I am a Senior Air Quality Planner for the Maricopa County Air Quality Department where my work focuses on emissions inventories and special projects related to air pollution emission reductions.