I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. My primary research field is 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 received my Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics and M.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an A.B. in Economics from Amherst College.

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, and cooking.



Environmental economics

Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Water resource economics

Societal value of Earth science information

M.S., Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

A.B., Economics

Amherst College, 2004