Connor is a PhD student in Civil & Environmental Engineering with a focus on the interplay between human-water-systems. After earning his BSc in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, he spent several years in industry performing hydrologic and hydraulic assessment of rivers and multiple construction projects in the Santa Barbara try-county area. Connor's current research deals with shared aquifers between countries and determining the conditions for cooperative and sustainable management. Additionally, his research seeks to better understand the interplay of natural and anthropogenic factors that contribute to rapid change of lakes water volume and seasonal fluctuations. The end goal for each is actionable outcomes and transferable knowledge that can be utilized by policy makers.
Connor also has a long standing interest in teaching and education. He received his MA in teaching from the University of Southern California and spent several years teaching AP classes in Physics and Engineering in California and recently at Phillips Academy Andover Summer Session. He has a passion for addressing gender disparity and self efficacy in students of all ages in STEM fields.