Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director
The distinguished political scientist Bruce E. Cain is the Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, and Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Human … Read More »

Executive Director, Water in the West
Leon Szeptycki is an attorney who specializes in water quality, water use and watershed restoration. His work includes issues related to stream flow restoration in th … Read More »


Felicity Barringer was a national environmental correspondent during the last decade of her 28 years at The New York Times. She provided an in-depth look at the adoption of AB 32, … Read More »

Associate Director, Finance and Administration
As Associate Director, Finance and Administration, Jessica is responsible for developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of … Read More »

Associate Director, Programming and Development
Preeti Hehmeyer leads the Center’s programming and development efforts. In her role, she works with academic fellows, researchers, and on-campus partners to convene s … Read More »

Senior Researcher
Iris Hui obtained her doctoral degree from UC Berkeley in Political Science. Prior to Stanford, she was a ‘Social Science In Practice” postdoctoral fellow at UCLA and a W. Glenn Campbel … Read More »

Creative Director for Media and Communications
Geoff McGhee specializes in interactive data visualization and multimedia storytelling. He is a veteran of the multimedia and infographics staffs at The New York Times, Le Monde and Ge … Read More »

Research Associate, Water in the West
In her role as program lead for Water in the West’s Sustainable Groundwater program, Tara combines her passion for science with strong communication skills and  … Read More »

Founding Director, The California Global Energy, Water & Infrastructure Innovation Initiative
Pérez Henríquez founded and serves as director of the California Global Energy, Water & Infrastructure Innovation Initiative at Stanford University, spons … Read More »

Program Coordinator, Water in the West
Athena Serapio joined Water in the West in August 2014 as the program coordinator. She organizes and coordinates the program’s workshops, uncommon dialogues and special even … Read More »

Program Specialist
Marika Sitz graduated from Stanford University in June 2015 with a degree in Human Biology. Her interdisciplinary studies focused on the intersections of food, agriculture, and environmental issues … Read More »


Affiliated Scholar
Vanessa is the Teaching Fellow of the LL.M. Program in Environmental Law & Policy at Stanford Law School. Her research focuses on management of natural resources … Read More »

Affiliated Scholar
Burke Griggs is a affiliated scholar with the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He spent the 2013-14 academic year as a consulting professor at the Center. Mr. … Read More »

Affiliated Scholar
Todd Holmes received his Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 2013.  Over the years, his research has primarily focused on 20th century U.S. political, busin … Read More »

Affiliated Scholar
Mr. Levin is affiliated with Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West where he is leading a new initiative, called ArtsWest, that foc … Read More »

Gabriela Muñoz’s research experience covers both modeling (environmental geochemistry, life cycle assessment, CO2 sequestration) as well as environmental analysis (wa … Read More »

Thomas D. Dee II Fellow
Julia Payson is a PhD candidate in Political Science and the Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellow at the Bill Lane Center for the American West for the 2016-2017 academic year. Julia  … Read More »

Affiliated Student Researcher
Shiran is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford.  Her research interests lie in the intersection of politics and environmental sciences.  He … Read More »

Research Assistants

Research Assistant
Kate is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in the Design of Public Institutions. She is interested in science and technology and, with minors in  … Read More »