My research applies economic methods to problems of ecological conservation and management to maximize human welfare. With a background in ecology and economics, I believe questions of scarce resource allocation are incomplete without addressing feedback loops between humans and the environment. Incorporating ecological realism into economic theory allows for more efficient management of natural systems. My primary research interests include management of invasive species, infectious disease, and land use to maximize human and environmental well-being.
I am a third-year PhD student 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.