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Meet PERC’s 2015 Impact Fellows

Javier Angulo
Javier teaches engineering and sustainable energy courses at the Escuela Superior de Economia y Negocio’s in El Salvador. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Butler University, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue, and a M.S. in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary. Javier has led research and consulting projects in waste minimization, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource optimization. He is also a regular columnist for several Latin American publications including the Central American edition of Forbes, where he has highlighted some of PERC’s research.

Javier worked with PERC alum Lynne Kiesling on regulatory barriers to energy innovation.

Elliot Dale
Elliot is an energy conservation consultant with the Montana State University Extension Program. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Emory University and an M.S. in Construction Management and Sustainable Building from Colorado State University. He has worked with both the National Park Service and the Colorado Energy Office to establish incentives for efficiency in energy use and waste management.

Elliot worked with PERC Research Fellow Holly Fretwell and CORRIM’s Bruce Lippke on the development of carbon negative technologies.

Kyle Eagar
Kyle is a Master’s candidate in the Applied Economics program at Utah State University, set to complete his thesis in the fall of 2016. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah and has worked as a research assistant for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics professors. He has researched ground water management districts in western Kansas, the emissions trading system in the European Union, and catch-share systems in Alaska’s fisheries.

Kyle worked with PERC alum Andrew Yates on water quality trading.

Alison Grant
Alison is a Master’s candidate in Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She holds a B.S. in Economics and Policy from the University of Guelph and has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Her research on downy mildew in Ontario hop yards was published in the Canadian journal, Hort Matters.

Alison worked with PERC’s Reed Watson and PERC alum Zack Donohew to learn about water markets for the forthcoming “Eight Great Myths of the California Drought.” She also interviewed Lone Mountain Fellow Jeff Bennet on Australia’s water reforms.

Michelangelo Landgrave
Michelangelo is a Master’s candidate in Economics at California State University, Long Beach. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Cal State, has interned for the Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation, and has already earned a Cato byline on a Policy Analysis he co-authored with Randal O’Toole.

Michelangelo worked with Matt Kahn and Lone Mountain Fellow Matt Turner on market adaptation to climate change.

William McShane
Will McShane is a Master’s candidate in International Economics and Finance at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Mageburg in Germany. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Beloit College. As a research assistant to a development psychologist, he researched the healthcare needs of low-income families.

Will worked with PERC Research Fellow Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes on the illegal rhino horn trade and wildlife conservation.

Greyson Ruback
Greyson is an attorney and community organizer in Portland, Oregon. He holds a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and a B.S. in Political Science from Portland State University. He chose to go to law school after an internship at the Cato Institute.

Greyson researched regulatory approaches to carbon and worked with PERC Research Fellow Holly Fretwell on the litigation costs of public land managers.

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