I did my undergraduate work at Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering. Then I did a Masters at Columbia, in the School of International and Public Affairs, in public administration on environmental topics, and I did my PhD there too in Sustainable Development.
My dissertation was focused on fisheries and the effects of climate. I work a lot with data and that’s how my undergraduate background ties in. It was quantitative, and my PhD training is mostly in resource economics. Our program was very interdisciplinary so I have some graduate work in oceanography that helps me understand and incorporate physical environmental data that hasn’t traditionally been brought into fisheries research.