Sandy is a PhD Candidate in Economics and Environmental Science at the Bren School. Prior to joining UCSB, she was a Research Analyst at the Global Policy Lab at UC Berkeley, where she helped develop quantitative approaches for valuing natural capital and environmental initiatives for sustainable development of Māori land in New Zealand. Outside of her main research interests, she also works with Tamma Carleton at the Bren School on a project proposing and evaluating bias correction methods for models utilizing satellite-derived data. Sandy holds an MA in Economics from UCSB and a BA in Economics from the National University of Singapore. In her free time, Sandy enjoys rock climbing with friends, surfing, and fussing over her house plants.
As an Economics and Environmental Science (EES) student at Bren, Sandy's research seeks to clarify the health and equity impacts of water scarcity and pollution induced by climate change. She hopes to combine diverse datasets and econometric tools to inform environmental policy-making.