Sarah Heck is a Ph.D. student in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. She received her B.A in Environmental Geography from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, and her M.A. in Geoscience from Georgia State University. Her dissertation research examines how historic water infrastructure investments, policies, and projects in the Mississippi River Basin continue to shape water infrastructure projects with implications for social and environmental equity. She studies how water infrastructure, from sewage pipes to levees, shape land use and value, particularly in relation to the politics of flooding. Central to her research is the question: who can choose to live with water and who is made to live with water in the context of infrastructure redevelopment, risk prevention, climate change, and social justice.