My research theme is market design for environmental conservation. My current work is to design contracts for natural capital, or the so-called "Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)". Given that natural capital differs from conventional production goods, I consider how to balance the dynamics of conservation and consumption.
I was mentored by Nicole Immorlica and Brendan Lucier in the Economics and Computer Science (EconCS) group. My internship was funded by Micrsoft AI for Earth. We collaborate with ICRAF to do fieldwork in Uganda to improve and validate our theory work on the afforestation incentive program. We conduct surveys and set up an one-year-long pilot program of conditoinal cash transfer to smallholding farmers in the Mokono and Mt. Elgone regions in Uganda.
I worked with the Trees-on-Farms for Biodiversity team in Uganda.
I was mentored by Nicole Immorlica and Brendan Lucier in the Economics and Computer Science (EconCS) group. We built a theoretical model to design long-term payment programs to incentivize tree-growing for farmers.
I created the "Demystifying Grad School" panel series with the Undergraduate Advising and Research office (UAR), which discusses practical matters related to starting graduate school and pursuing academia with the underrepresented undergraduate community.
I initiated an effort in the graduate engineering community similar to "What I Wish My Professor Knew" project created by the Stanford First Generation and Low Income Partnership (FLIP), in the hope to create more effective communication channels between underrepresented students and faculty.
I managed the kiln group, a group of 20 people, to load kilns and schedule kiln firings.
I am a member of the Stanford Ceramic Club where I make pottery and fire kilns!
I graduated magna cum laude with a major in Physics and a minor in Computer Science. I was a flautist in the Chamber Music Socity and the treasurer of the Amnesty International Wellesley College chapter.
Please read about the UWC movement here!
To see a list of places on earth I have been, check out here! (Last updated in 2018)
You can email me at "first name" + "last name" AT stanford DOT edu.
Here is my Stanford profile.