I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. I earned my B.Sc. (Biology, Economics, 2008) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a biological research technician at the University of Notre Dame (2008 - 2011) before beginning graduate school at Wyoming. I believe it is necessary to incorporate feedback loops between humans and the environment in analysis of economic problems. My research interests include management of biological invasions, including invasive species and infectious disease, to maximize human and environmental well-being.
I currently live in Laramie, Wyoming and enjoy all the Rocky Mountain region has to offer. When you can't find me in the office I'm likely on a chairlift, trail or belay or buried in a book. I am a rather proud and serious fan of the Wisconsin Badgers (go Bucky!) but also have a blast cheering on the Wyoming Cowboys.