PhD Spotlight: Local Participation in Sustainable Development Efforts

This dissertation explores the impact of local participation on the performance of sustainable development projects. The first chapter of this dissertation uses game theory to explore how a strategic, cost-sensitive development agency will use activities like local participation to strengthen the effectiveness of a payment-based project (wherein payments incentivize local cooperation). This analysis highlights the…

Social Science Scholar: City Service Mission (CSM) San Francisco

Without the Social Science Scholars program and guidance, I would not have had the opportunity to discover my career passions and how I want to translate the in-class learning I receive to my practical real-world applications. This summer I learned how nonprofits work on a deeper level, how my own identities shape the work I want to do in the future, and how social issues like homelessness are being addressed in cities across the nation.