I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis, currently preparing for the 2020-21 job market. I am an applied economist specializing in the use of econometrics to conduct causal inference with observational data. My research covers topics related to international migration, farm labor, agriculture, and economic development. My job market paper examines the extent to which changes in the farm labor supply affect the production of hand-harvested fruits and vegetables in California. I am an affiliate of the U.C. Davis Global Migration Center (formerly known as the Migration Research Cluster), where I served two years as a student administrative coordinator conducting a quarterly call for papers and organizing interdisciplinary workshops for graduate students engaged in migration-related research. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics (with highest honors) in 2015 and a Master's Degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics in 2016 (both from U.C. Davis). I currently live in Roseville, California, with my wife Rebekah and our little dog Chloe. If you would like to learn more about me or my research, please explore the other pages on this website by clicking the tabs at the top of your screen. Underlined text written in red indicates that there is a link to a document or web page.
Photo: Sunset at Lake of the Woods, Desolation Wilderness - South Lake Tahoe, CA