Hannah Stroud is a Masters Student with the School for the Environment. She is working with Paul Kirshen investigating the food-water-energy nexus with a focus on the use of centralized and decentralized systems of water management in urban settings. She graduated from University of California San Diego with a BS in Earth Sciences and a minor in political science in the summer of 2016. Hannah is interested in the connection between scientific research, its communication with non-scientists and its implementation through policy. She has worked in Washington DC and Madrid as a public policy intern, and as a lab technician for California Department of Food and Agriculture. Her passions are centered on enjoying the outdoors, whether it be kayaking, hiking or rock climbing.