I am a doctoral candidate in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. I utilize applied microeconomic and econometric techniques to study the economics of natural disasters, identifying current hazard risks and evidence of adaptation to hurricane damages and fatalities across the globe. Using an interdisciplinary Tropical Cyclone Integrated Assessment Model, I quantify the impacts of climate and socioeconomic change on disaster losses. My research informs policy on insurance regulation, post-disaster aid, hurricane warnings, and public adaptation projects. I hold an M.Sc. in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics from Whitman College. I am also a member of Yale’s Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Group. I am currently a visiting researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change in Venice, Italy and previously received a Fulbright Teaching Grant to South Korea.
Fields of Concentration
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Climate Change Adaptation
Natural Disaster Impacts