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I am a Ph.D. candidate  and university graduate fellow in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Prior to arriving at MSU, I earned a master’s degree in political science from Duke University and undergraduate degrees in food and resource economics, political science, and economics from the University of Florida.

My research interests largely focus on agricultural production, agricultural policy, experimental and behavioral economics, environmental economics, and development economics.  My dissertation uses experimental methods to examine how agricultural policy influences producer behavior in areas of environmental regulation, agricultural technology adoption, and the valuation of new agricultural technologies.

Previous work experience has included serving as a Fulbright Scholar to Zambia, programming the International Food Security Assessment at the USDA Economic Research Service, as well as internships with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service at the U.S. Mission to the European Union (USEU), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

You can download my current CV here.