Eric is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Texas Tech University, a MS in Applied Economics from Virginia Tech, and a MS in Resource Economics and Policy from Maine University. He is passionate and curious about data and has used data to solve real-world problems in academic settings for the past 8 years. Some of his past projects have involved an assessment of the impact of bee mortality on Maine’s blueberry industry and developing a spatial wetland conservation cost model for a targeted wetland conservation policy. He has over 3000 coding hours in statistical software, including Python, R, Stata, and SQL. When he is not doing academic work or coding, he loves spending time with my daughter, watching birds, being around water bodies, including the ocean, and hiking.