Heather Cooley

Senior Research Associate

Water Program

The Pacific Institute

Ms. Cooley is a senior research associate with the Water Program at the Pacific Institute, a nonpartisan research institute that seeks real-world solutions to problems such as water shortages, habitation destruction, and environmental justice. Her research addresses the connections between water and energy, sustainable water use and management, and the hydrologic impacts of climate change. She also currently serves on the Board of the California Urban Water Conservation Council. Prior to coming to the Pacific Institute, Ms. Cooley worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she studied climate and land use change, and carbon cycling. Ms. Cooley holds a B.S. in molecular environmental biology and an M.S. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.