Welcome to my Research, Teaching, and Professional Portfolio

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University working with Dr. Dawn Thilmany McFadden. My research and extension efforts focus on evaluating rural economic development initiatives and policies, with an emphasis on identifying strategies to improve agribusiness performance and enhance regional food systems. Utilizing interdisciplinary qualitative and quantitative methods, I am particularly interested in assessing the impacts of alternative food system initiatives and strengthened rural-urban linkages to participating farmers (with an emphasis on small and medium-scale), supply chain participants, and rural economies.