I am an Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research combines economics with datasets and methodologies from remote sensing, data science, and climate science to quantify how environmental change and economic development shape one another. My current work focuses on climate change, water scarcity, and the use of remote sensing for global-scale environmental and socioeconomic monitoring. I am an active member of the Climate Impact Lab, an interdisciplinary team conducting an empirically-grounded global assessment of climate change impacts, the Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Environmental Markets Lab, a research affiliate at CEGA, a Beijer Young Scholar, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Environmental Health Matters Initiative Standing Committee. I joined the Bren School after a postdoc at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and I hold a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, MSc.'s in Environmental Change and Management as well as Economics for Development from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from Lewis & Clark College.
Fields of Interest: Climate change, water resource management, remote sensing, agriculture, mental health