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 focuses on understanding processes of rural and regional development, with an emphasis on identifying strategies to support entrepreneurship, improve agribusiness performance and enhance regional food systems. Utilizing interdisciplinary qualitative and quantitative methods, I am particularly interested in assessing the impacts of food system initiatives and strengthened rural-urban linkages to farmers, supply chain participants, and rural/regional economies.