Research & Teaching Interests:
Cultivating ecologically regenerative and resilient food systems in Southern Appalachia, sense of place and how it informs the co-evolution of culture and ecology, and how traditional place-based wisdom can be integrated with environmentally appropriate technologies and novel forms of social organization to foster human well-being and inclusion.
B.A., 2006, Economics, University of New Mexico
M.S., 2008, Geography, University of Mexico
Ph.D. 2018, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
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