Dr. Jeff Walters is a Civil Engineering Assistant Professor and co-founder of Open Water Systems (www.openwatersystems.com). He was an Assistant Professor at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile from 2016-2018 and at George Fox University in Newberg, OR from 2018-2021. His research focus and passion center on developing rigorous, practical, and accessible ways to apply complexity science and systems thinking to tackle entrenched challenges inhibiting sustainable and equitable development worldwide. These research projects have resulted in articles published in high-impact science, technology, project management, and education journals targeting global infrastructure development. He also seeks to integrate theory and application of systems thinking and engineering for social justice in his engineering classes.