I am a PhD Student in the Geography Program, at UC Davis. I am interested in researching urban residential water systems to understand the relationships between formal and informal water infrastructures and their associated energy nexus. Following my Master’s Degree in Urban Environmental Management with a minor in Land-Use and Planning, from Wageningen University (the Netherlands), I worked in the business and the academic domains, as an environmental consultant, landscape designer, researcher, and lecturer. I worked on projects focused on landscaping, land-use planning, environmental architecture and sustainable development; along with their related research on: urban biodiversity, biomimicry, ecosystems and their services, habitat, native fauna/flora, and bio-inspired interventions. In academia I assisted in the development and delivery of landscape design courses and studios to undergraduate students at the American University of Beirut and UC Davis.