||Brian Hall is a 2006/07 summer
researcher for the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project. He is
a 2004 Boettcher Scholar and will graduate in May 2008 with a B.A. degree
in economics. Brian was raised in rural Nebraska and graduated from high
school in Westcliffe, Colorado. He has served as an intern in Congressman
Joel Hefley’s district office and worked at several farms and ranches.
He is very interested in political discussions regarding energy and water.
Brian also enjoys playing sports, writing music, and spending time with
||Walter E. Hecox is professor
of economics, director of the Slade Sustainable Development Workshop, and
project director for the State of the Rockies Project at Colorado College,
Colorado Springs, Colorado. Walt received his B.A. degree from Colorado
College in 1964 and an M.A. (1967) and Ph.D. (1970) from Syracuse University,
Syracuse, New York. He teaches courses in international economics, ecological
economics, and sustainable development. He has conducted research and taken
leave to work for the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development,
U.S. Department of Energy, and Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
He is author of Charting the Colorado Plateau (The Grand Canyon Trust, 1996),
co-author of Beyond the Boundaries: The Human and Natural Communities of
the Greater Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon Trust, 1997), co-editor of the Colorado
College State of the Rockies Report Cards.
||Chris Jackson is the 2006/07
program coordinator for the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project.
This is his second year with the State of the Rockies Project, having spent
last summer as a researcher. Chris’ work for the 2006 Report Card
focused on innovative resource management techniques in the Rockies. He
graduated cum laude from Colorado College in May 2006 with a B.A. degree
in International Political Economics. Growing up in the mountains of Eagle
County, Colorado, Chris gained a particular interest in exploring ways to
maintain the unique character of the Rockies region.
||Julianne Kellogg is a 2006/07
summer researcher for the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project.
As a sophomore graduating in 2009, Julianne will continue to cultivate her
knowledge and skills through the Environmental Science major. Julianne was
first driven to major in Environmental Science by her experience as a volunteer
research assistant in the Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Outside of
hands-on research, Julianne is interested in environmental activism. Hoping
to bridge the gap between environmentalism and markets, she and two other
CC students have founded the CC Buying Back the Earth Project. A native
of Massachusetts, Julianne grew up hiking and backpacking in the mountains
of New England, developing a lifetime hobby and passion for preserving the
||Carissa Look is 2006/07 summer
researcher for the State of the Rockies Project. She is an Environmental
Science major and French minor at the Colorado College. Carissa spent the
summer of 2005 interning for the Sierra Club at their national headquarters
in San Francisco, CA. She studied ecology and conservation in Madagascar
in the fall of 2005 and plans to write her thesis, entitled “Medicinal
Plants and Sustainable Development in Madagascar”, using the research
she conducted while abroad. Carissa plans to graduate in June of 2007 and
hopes to work with sustainable development efforts in Africa. In her spare
time Carissa is from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, enjoys swimming,
hiking, cooking, camping, and long road trips.
||Tyler McMahon is a 2006/07 summer researcher
for the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project. He is currently a
senior economics major at Colorado College graduating in May 2007 and a
summer researcher with State of the Rockies. His interests are in the field
of environmental economics, particularly in resource use and its impacts
on both the environment and poverty. The interest in resource use and poverty
came from his semester in Nepal, where he observed drastic differences in
access to resources, particularly water, between people of different castes,
and saw how this affected their livelihoods and also the environment. Tyler
grew up in Fairplay, Colorado and is an avid cyclist.
||Pablo Navarro is a 2006/07 summer researcher
for the State of the Rockies Project. He will graduate from Colorado College
in May 2008 with a degree in Mathematical Economics. Upon graduation from
Karl C. Parrish School in Barranquilla, Colombia, Pablo received the prestigious
Ecopetrol award. At Colorado College he has worked as a Junior Research
Fellow with Professor Andrew Price-Smith on a project on Health and Global
Affairs and with Professor Daniel Johnson on a project focusing on innovation
and economic development in the U.S. His main interest is international
economic development and regional integration, particularly in the area
of the Americas. His goal is to develop successful strategies to increase
wealth in Latin America.
||Matthew K. Reuer serves as
the technical liaison for the State of the Rockies Project, overseeing tasks
including data assimilation, GIS analysis, and logistics management. He
received his doctorate degree from MIT in 2002 and was a Harry Hess postdoctoral
research fellow at Princeton University from 2002 to 2004, focusing on global
carbon cycle research. Matt’s scientific interests in this region
include the environmental chemistry of western rivers and watersheds and
global change impacts on alpine biogeochemical cycles. He is also highly
interested in western development issues and the creation of innovative
energy policies in the Rocky Mountain West.
||Kate Sneed is a student researcher for Professor Daniel
Johnson in the Economics Department, working on analysis of patents and
technological change. She is a Mathematical Economics major planning to
graduate in May 2007. Her campus activities include the Economics Department
Student Advisory Board and the Committee on Instruction, as well as Women
for Education in Denver. Growing up in Denver, Colorado and traveling in
the Rocky Mountain region, Kate has developed a particular interest in technical
innovation in the region. Kate is currently researching and writing on two
innovation topics and will write a thesis on the subject in the fall.