Bachelor in Environmental Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 1985; Master of Science in Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 1989; Doctor of Philosophy in Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 1996.
Executive director, Urban Creeks Council, Berkeley, 1988-1989; marine research associate, Maritime Studies/Mystic (Connecticut) Seaport, since 1993; vice president, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Oakland, California, 1991-1994; environmental scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, California, since 1996. Member Committee for Water Policy Consensus, Sacramento, 1985-1988, Technology Adv.Com. San Francisco Estuary Project, Oakland, 1987-1991, Rural Water Impact Network, Davis, California, 1993-1995, Citizens Alliance to Restore the Estuary, Oakland, 1989-1992.
President California Water Policy Group, Oakland, 1987-1991. Chair Buckhorn Canyon Legal Defense Fund, Oakland, 1989-1990. Founding member Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform, Sacramento, 1991-1992.