I am a Senior Research Economist in the International division at Mathematica. My research interests span rural climate impacts, agricultural productivity, 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 earlier worked at the,
- Financial Instruments Sector Team at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
- World Resources Institute
- Institute of Water Policy
- Centre on Asia and Globalization
- United Nations Environment Program (Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific)
- Easter Seals New Jersey
and spent my formative years as a valet, a pet shop employee, a mobile 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, a bus boy, 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.