I am a Research Economist in the International division at Mathematica. My research interests span rural climate impacts, urban violence reduction interventions, environmental health, and the use of geospatial data to monitor environmental change, economic development, and the effects of large-scale infrastructure projects.


Before joining Mathematica, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Department of Earth System Science and the Center on Food Security and the Environment, where I remain an affiliate scholar. I have earlier worked at the,

and spent my formative years as a valet, a pet shop employee, a veterinary technician, an inventory specialist, a Christian bookstore employee, a spare parts driver, a university bookstore employee, a banquet server, a temporary PV installer, an intermittent custom stereo installer assistant, and a test driver of hand-built Ranger trucks rolling off the assembly line at the Ford plant in Edison, New Jersey.

I hold a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, a Master in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore, and a BA in Philosophy from Rutgers University.