Alberto is a PhD student at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management pursuing the Economics and Environmental Science (EES) emphasis. He graduated from Willamette University with his BA in Mathematics and Economics. Alberto's research interests lie primarily in the Economics of Land-Use and Species Conservation. While at Bren, he plans to use geospatial tools and econometric methods to address questions related to agricultural land-use decisions and deforestation. Alberto guided whitewater rafting and kayaking trips in Juneau, Alaska prior to joining UCSB. When not thinking about Environmental Economics, he can be found on one of the local hiking trails or casting a fly to a hungry trout.