Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Aaron Schwartz is a PhD student planning to conduct research at the intersection of ecological economics and complex systems. He plans to apply novel techniques from data science to uncover connections between the management of natural resources, human behavior, and environmental health. Aaron received his B.A. in Economics and Computer Science from Williams College. Following college, Aaron spent time as an economic consultant in NYC and as a teacher/organic farmer in California. He made his way to Washington State where he worked for Earth Economics on a variety of projects integrating ecosystems service valuation and more traditional economic analysis. In his free time Aaron enjoys growing and cooking food, exploring the outdoors, reading science fiction, and playing mandolin.

Advisors: Taylor Ricketts and Chris Danforth
Dissertation topic: Untangling the ecosystem service-human health link with data-intensive approaches

Aaron Schwartz

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Ecosystem services, human well-being, complex systems


  • BA, Computer Science and Economics, Williams College