About Me

I am a graduate student in the Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara, with academic interests at the intersection of environmental and resource economics and public economics. Prior to arriving in Santa Barbara, I worked with the US Forest Service in Missoula, Montana to investigate human dimensions of wildfire risk. At UC Santa Barbara, I have had the opportunity to incorporate my experience studying wildfire management with my interest in the political economy of public goods provision by working with the UCSB Bren School’s first Strategic Environmental Research Initiative (SERI).

When I am not doing economics, I enjoy spending time outdoors, consuming and creating food, laughing with friends, and cheering on my hometown Oregon Ducks. My favorite place in the world is Glacier National Park, where I spent three summers working for the National Park Service. Here's a photo of Glacier: