Megan is a hydrophile and community activator. Driven by honest curiosity when examining complex ecological challenges, Megan aims to integrate solutions across many industries and markets. A foundational lens of Resource Management Studies brought into focus her analysis of all basic needs: water, food, shelter, connection and belonging. In turn, Megan has theorized that cooperative structures can present powerful solutions to the classic “tragedy of the commons” while promoting resilience and equity in social structures. Recently, Megan helped form the Colorado Solidarity Fund – an investment club with a mission to strengthen Colorado’s cooperative economy. By day, Megan works with the Colorado Water Conservation Board to implement long-term water planning to decrease social, political, and environmental risks associated with changes in water availability in the arid west.