Shelby Smith graduated with a B.A. in Integrative Physiology and an emphasis in Global Public Health from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She began her career at Toolik Field Station the Alaskan Arctic leading aquatic data collection for the Spatial and Environmental Data Center. In her graduate studies at Bren, Shelby is pursuing a Master’s in Environmental Science and Management, specializing in water resource management, and environmental economics and policy. Her research and interests lie at the intersection of water resource management and climate-smart agriculture. Shelby is interested in pursuing science-informed, market-based solutions to water quantity challenges in the Western US. Her goal is to find solutions for sustainable water resource management by supporting the transformation of the agricultural industry to build a water-resilient future for anthropogenic and environmental needs.