I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech. As a researcher in applied economics, I am broadly interested in applied econometrics, environmental and natural resource economics, and agricultural economics. I’m particularly interested in the valuation of ecosystem services, water quality issues, and climate change adaptation. I’m trying to use my training in economics and interdisciplinary studies to study the complex, reciprocal linkages between human actions and ecosystem processes.
My current research contributes to two major themes in environmental and natural resource economics. First, my research evaluates and improves the methods in the valuation of ecosystem services. Second, my research integrates economic models with models from other disciplines (e.g., hydrology, limnology and agronomy), which provides innovative tools and solutions to nonpoint source pollution problems.
In addition to research, I've served as the instructor of record in the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate, and have completed the Graduate Certificate of Future Professoriate in Virginia Tech.
I am on the 2018-2019 job market and will be available for interviews at the 2019 AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.