Zoe Kanavas is a Ph.D. Candidate in Water Resources Engineering at the University of California, Davis. Her research is focused on the fundamental physics that drive groundwater flow at extremely small scales, employing computational fluid dynamics, statistical analysis, and machine learning to do so. Zoe’s leadership, collaboration, and innovation skills align with her career goals to use science policy to combat environmental injustice. She holds a M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a dual B.S. in Geological Engineering and Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
The federal government should create a Reduce, Repurpose, Recharge Initiative (RRRI): a voluntary program designed to keep farmers engaged in groundwater conservation in the Ogallala Aquifer.