Danika Cooper is a landscape designer, urbanist, and researcher. Her teaching and research centers around the geopolitics of scarcity, alternative water ontologies, and designing for resiliency in the world’s arid regions. Her work has been published and exhibited across the world, and she has practiced in both the United States and India. Previously she was the 2015-2016 Designer-in-Residence teaching fellow at the University of Illinois, Department of Landscape Architecture.