AWPBioPic2As a faculty member at California Lutheran University I seek to develop our understanding of public policy and sustainability through academic research, writing and teaching. As a consultant I work with communities and organizations to develop and implement policies and programs aimed at making our world more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. In 2014 I was appointed by the City Council to serve on the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of the City of Ventura. I also volunteer on the Steering and Curriculum Committees of the Ventura County Leadership Academy.