I am an Assistant Professor of Applied and Natural Resource Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

My work focuses on how natural resource wealth is created, managed, and distributed both nationally and in the state of Alaska.  I am particularly interested in applying modern econometric approaches to questions surrounding resource policy, community engagement with resource extraction, and extractive firm behavior.

I have a PhD and MS in Mineral and Energy Economics from Colorado School of Mines and BBA in Economics from Texas State University. Prior to joining ISER, I worked as a research associate at the Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute studying the supply chains for rare and specialized materials for use in clean energy applications.