Photo: Mt. Shasta, Mt. Shasta, CA
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at the University of California, Davis. My research focuses on understanding how immigrant-induced changes in the labor supply affect various outcomes in the US, including the earnings and employment opportunities of low-skilled US-born workers, economic growth, and agricultural production. I am currently studying why immigrant farmworkers are leaving the farm workforce and how this affects farming decisions and labor-intensive agricultural production in California. I am a member of the UC Davis Migration Research Cluster and am affiliated with the UC Davis Gifford Center for Population Studies. 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 UC Davis). I currently live in Roseville, California with my wife, Rebekah, and our little dog Chloe.