I am a fourth-year Ph.D. canidate in economics at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. I earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. Before beginning graduate school at Wyoming I worked as a biological research technician in the Belovsky Lab at the University of Notre Dame (2008 - 2011). My personal and professional experiences have highlighted the importance of feedback loops between humans and natural systems; I strive to incorporate this link in analysis of environmental and economic problems. My research addresses management of biological invasions such as invasive species and infectious disease to maximize human and environmental well-being.
I currently live in Laramie, Wyoming and enjoy all the Rocky Mountains have to offer. When you can't find me in the office I'm likely on a chairlift or trail, otherwise buried in a book. I am a rather proud and serious fan of the Wisconsin Badgers (go Bucky!) but have a great time cheering on the Wyoming Cowboys.