I am an assistant professor of natural resource and policy economics at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso. Prior to my appointment at Texas A&M, I received my PhD in economics from the University of Wyoming,  received B.A.s in Economics and German, as well as an M.S. in Agricultural Economics with a Master's Minor in Experimental Statistics from New Mexico State University. I also studied at the University of Bern in Switzerland.

My current research relates to the water resources in the state of Texas, water-energy-food nexus analyses with an emphasis on the electricity sector, hydro-economic modeling of the Rio Grande Project Area and the effect of invasive species on rangeland grazing returns.  Previously, I studied electricity transmission policy in the Rocky Mountain Power Area, water sharing institutions in Afghanistan as well as the economic value of environmental services from rangelands. 



I currently live in El Paso, Texas with my lovely wife Emily. I am passionate about my home state of New Mexico, and cheer for the NMSU Aggies.  I am always up for a good discussion of music, the latest book you read or your favorite podcasts.