PhD Student in Applied Economics

Oregon State University


In my reserach I am interested in the presence of uncertainty and physical or economic risks in coupled human and environmental/natural systems. In my dissertation research I make use of econometric methods and bioeconomic modeling (stochastic dynamic programming) to understand the willingness of fishers to accept fatality risk and the value of harmful algal bloom forecasts.

In addition to my research interests, I am also an avid hobbyist photographer.


  • Natural resource management
  • Climate change impacts on communities
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Risk and uncertainty modeling


  • PhD in Applied Economics, Expected 2022

    Oregon State University

  • BA in Economics, Minor in Political Science, 2014

    Colorado College

Teaching and Research


Research Assistant, ‘Evaluation of Mitigation Strategies for Harmful Algal Blooms in the West Coast Dungeness Crab Fishery’

Oregon State University

Sep 2020 – Present Corvallis, OR

DSPG, Graduate Fellow

Data Science for the Public Good

May 2020 – Oct 2020

Research Associate (Under ECS Contract)

NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Apr 2019 – Oct 2020 Seattle, WA/Remote

Reserach Assistant, ‘Vulnerability and Adaptation to Ocean Acidification Among Pacific Northwest Mussel and Oyster Stakeholders’

Oregon State University, NOAA

Jun 2018 – Present Corvallis, OR

Teaching Assistant

Oregon State University

Sep 2017 – Present Corvallis, OR
  • AEC 626 - Advanced Econometrics II
  • AEC 253 - Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics
  • AEC 250 - Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy

Economic Policy Analyst

Colorado Fiscal Institute

May 2014 – Sep 2017 Denver, CO

Grants, Fellowship, and Scholarships


Data Science for the Public Good

University of Virginia and Oregon State University

May 2020 – Oct 2020 Corvallis, OR
DSPG young scholars conduct research at the intersection of statistics, computation, and the social sciences to determine how information generated within every community can be leveraged to improve quality of life and inform public policy.

Public Intrest Fellowship Program

Colorado College

May 2014 – May 2015 Denver, CO
PIFP matches students interested in public interest work with Colorado non-profits through a competitive process. I was paired with the Colorado Fiscal Institute where I worked as an Economic Policy Fellow

President’s Fund

i-News/Rocky Mountain PBS and Colorado College

May 2013 – Sep 2013 Denver, CO
Support granted for summer research to study the gaps in economic outcomes in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to supplement the “Losing Ground” project, including qualitative interviews with leaders in the community and quantitative of thirty years of Census data (~$1000)

Colorado College Study Abroad Scholarship

Colorado College

Jan 2012 – Jun 2012 London, United Kingdom
Study abroad scholarship granted to study development economics and change and the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies

Boettcher Scholarship

Boettcher Foundation

Sep 2010 – May 2014
The Boettcher Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition and partial living expenses merit-based academic scholarship awarded to graduating Colorado high school students.Award recipients, on average, rank in the top 2% of their graduating classes and have an average SAT score around 1400 (roughly the 97th percentile).