I am Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Co-Director of the South Bay Economics Institute at CSU Dominguez Hills, College of Business Administration and Public Policy. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at USC’s Price School of Public Policy and Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and I remain affiliated with the Center. I received my PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development from the Price School, and my research and publications have focused on the policy and economics of disasters, particularly environmental and terrorism policy, and the impacts to regional economies and transportation systems. My dissertation focused on climate policy, and used Computable General Equilibrium modeling to analyze the economic and distributional impacts of US federal emissions trading policy. I have also published on similar assessments of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) and co-founded Carbon Retirement, an innovative London-based carbon offsets company. I have worked on studies for numerous organizations, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. National Biosurveillance Integration Center, and World Trade Center, Los Angeles on the economic impacts of trade facilitation, airport wait times, influenza epidemics, and foreign business investments.