Morgan Shimabuku

Research Associate

Morgan Shimabuku has been a Research Associate at the Pacific Institute since 2018. She conducts research on a wide range of water management issues, including solutions to water equity and access challenges, benefits and tradeoffs of water management strategies, and a universal approach for measuring water resilience at the basin scale.

Prior to joining the Pacific Institute, Morgan was a senior program manager at an environmental nonprofit in Colorado where she ran residential and commercial water conservation program operations in partnership with municipal water providers. Previously, she worked as a scientist at a water resource consulting firm and supported the PacFish/InFish Biological Opinion Effectiveness Monitoring Program (PIBO) of the US Forest Service as a stream technician.

Morgan received a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geology from Whitman College and a Master’s degree from the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied climate change, hydrochemcial cycling, and snow hydrology at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.