Tamee Albrecht is a PhD student in the School of Geography and Development and a graduate research associate at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, both at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include transboundary water security, climate change adaptation, human-natural systems, and geospatial decision-support.
Before coming to the University of Arizona, Tamee worked as both a hydrologist and GIS specialist for private-sector companies and international NGOs. She spent over a year in the Middle East working on water security issues with a cross-border NGO, a position in which she focused on water resource vulnerability and decision-support tools for transboundary water management and conflict resolution. Tamee also has conducted environmental impact assessments, remediation design, stream restoration, and hydrologic modeling for water-related projects at the federal and state level across the western U.S. states. She earned her master’s degree in hydrology from the Colorado School of Mines, where she investigated water resources and natural gas fracking. She received her bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Tamee is addressing water security issues in South Asia as part of the IWSN team.