Work


EMPLOYMENT


Currently exploring new ventures and opportunities

Willard J. Stearns & Sons Inc., Mountain Dairy, Storrs, CT [2017-2018]
President / Chief Operating Officer (Transition Team)

Elephant Mountain Farm, Huletts Landing, NY [2012-2015]
Partner / Director of Finances and Marketing


RESEARCH


Groundnuts:
Uganda - Technology Adoption, Seed Multiplication, and Preliminary Aflatoxin Assessment [2015-16]
--  Adoption of High-Yielding Groundnut Varieties: The Sustainability of a Farmer-Led Multiplication-Dissemination Program in Eastern Uganda [Sustainability 2018, 1o, 1597]
--  Adaptation and Adoption of Improved Seeds through Extension: Evidence from Farmer-Led Groundnut Multiplication in Uganda
      Selected Paper - 2015 AAEA Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA, USA [Full Text] [Presentation] & 2016 AAAE Annual Meetings, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [Full Text]  
      Research Report - The Zwick Center for Food & Resource Policy, Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UConn, Storrs, CT, USA [Full Text] 
--  An Assessment of Groundnut Aflatoxin Contamination Awareness and Mitigation Practices in Rural Uganda
       Selected Paper - 2015 APRES Annual Meetings, Charleston, SC, USA [Presentation]
Ghana - Peanut Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL): Assessment of Groundnut Production and Aflatoxin [2015-17]
-- Preventing Aflatoxin Contamination in Groundnut Cultivation, Book Chapter, Contributing Author, In Press [2018]
Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia - Regional Value Chain and Cost of Production Analysis [2016-17]

Dairies:  
Multi-State Dairy AFRI Project [2010-12]
N.E. Dairy COP & Nutrient Management Poster [2012]
CT Dairy Cost of Production Study [2013] [Full Report] [Presentation] 

Vineyards:
USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant [2009-12]
Should We Top Up the Winemaker's Cup? [2010]
A Preliminary Analysis of Investing in Wine Grape Production [2011]
An Economic Analysis of Wine Grape Production in Connecticut [2012-13] [Full Text] [Presentation]
Wine Grape Price Variability as an Indicator of Fruit Quality: Evidence from a Sample of Chilean Vineyards [2013] [Abstract] [Presentation]


CONSULTING


Inter-American Development Bank: 
-- Ex Ante
 analysis of country-wide agricultural extension program to enhance production, quality, processing, & export, Dominican Republic [2012]
-- Impact evaluation of PRONEGOCIOS program - country-wide program to establish and enhance rural producer-owned and operated organizations, Hondouras [2015]
Planet Water:
-- Impact evaluation of clean water initiatives at elementary schools in Columbia and the Philippines [2015-16] [Full Text]


TEACHING


Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UConn, Storrs, CT, USA
-- ARE 1110: Food, Population, and the Environment 
-- ARE 4464/5464: Benefit Cost Analysis and Resource Management
-- ARE 5495: Special Topics - Agricultural Production Economics 
Department of Science, Technology, Environmental Studies and Mathematics, Mitchell College, New London, CT, USA
-- ES 315: Environmental Economics
Department of Economics, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, USA
-- ECO 215: Statistics for Business and Economics
USAID Education and Research in Agriculture (ERA), Dakar, Senegal  
-- Impact Evaluation in Agricultural Development Workshop


EDUCATION


University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
        -- Doctor of Philosophy (2020): Agricultural and Resource Economics; Dissertation Topic: Agricultural Production and Development
        -- Master of Science (2012): Agricultural and Resource Economics; Thesis: An Economic Analysis of Wine Grape Production in Connecticut
        -- Bachelor of Science (2009): Environmental Sciences; Concentration: Chemistry
        -- Bachelor of Arts (2009): Philosophy; Minor: Religious Studies
University of Oxford, Oxford, England
        -- Summer Intensive (2015): Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative
Harrison High School, Harrison, NY, USA
The Whitby School, Greenwich, CT, USA


anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy - John Dewey
inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it - Madeleine L'Engle
hard work is the yeast that raises the dough - Am. folk saying
nothing will work unless you do - Maya Angelou