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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. My primary research fields are environmental and natural resource economics and policy, with a focus on water resources and ecosystems.


I am also a Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington, DC and currently serve as Director of the Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked with Earth Science (VALUABLES).

I was born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Santiago, Chile, where I lived until I graduated high school. When I'm not working, I enjoy hiking, running, cooking, and spending time with my family.


Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

M.S., Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

A.B., Economics

Amherst College, 2004

Research and Teaching Interests

Environmental economics and policy

Water resource management

Integrated socio-environmental systems

Science policy

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