Biography

I am a postdoc at the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. My research interests include conservation planning in riparian systems, environmental management decisions by private land owners, and the dynamic ecological effects of agricultural pesticides. In collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northwest Fisheries Science Center, I am leading the development of novel planning models for Pacific salmon conservation.

Interests

  • Ecological Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Conservation Planning

Education

  • PhD in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, 2020

    Michigan State University

  • BS in Economics, 2015

    Gonzaga University

  • BA in Biology, 2015

    Gonzaga University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Washington - School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

Jan 2020 – Present Seattle, Washington
As part of the Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES), I am working with NOAA economists and other scientists to develop regional planning models for salmon habitat restoration that explicitly consider restoration costs at a precise spatial scale.
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant (Instructor)

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Sep 2018 – Dec 2018 East Lansing, Michigan
I developed and delivered lectures and other course material as primary instructor for a 69-student undergraduate, introduction-level environmental economics course (EEM 255: Ecological Economics).
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Michigan State University - Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Sep 2015 – Dec 2019 East Lansing, Michigan
I led teams of economists and other social scientists in the collection and analysis of farmer panel datasets as part of the Kellogg Biological Station Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. My research primarily focused on conservation practice adoption by grain farmers and long-term feedbacks between pesticide use decisions and ecosystem functions.
 
 
 
 
 

Intern

National Parks Conservation Association

May 2015 – Aug 2015 Seattle, Washington
I led the production of a report on the economic effects of funding shortfalls at Olympic National Park on the surrounding community.

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