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
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
Amherst College, 2004
Research and Teaching Interests
Environmental economics and policy
Water resource management
Integrated socio-environmental systems