I received a Ph.D. in Water Resources and Remote Sensing at the University of Georgia, an M.s. in Engineering Geology at the University of Leeds, and a B.S. in Geology at the American University of Beirut. My doctoral dissertation focused on the integrated use of satellite remote sensing and GIS systems to examine groundwater scarcity and risk conditions in arid regions globally. I am currently interested in pursuing applied interdisciplinary research on water, food security, energy, and governance, with applications in developing countries and international development.