I’m an assistant professor and environmental economist at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I study how people respond to environmental threats like wildfires, air pollution, and extreme temperatures.

Some of my recent work includes evaluating the effectiveness of wildland building homes on home survival in a wildfire, assessing the implicit subsidy of federal wildfire suppression, estimating the impact of temperature on tweets to understand preferences for climate change, and considering how consumers respond to defaults in electricity consumption.

Many of my projects use large datasets, natural language processing, spatial information, or all three; as a result, I do most of my data work in R/RStudio and Python. When not in front of my computer, you might find me running, baking sourdough, or throwing a frisbee.

Before I joined UBC, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment, a graduate student in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC-Berkeley, and a research assistant at the Energy Institute at Haas.