Miriam Gold is a pre-doctoral fellow at EPIC working with Harris School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Eyal Frank. She supports projects studying the impact of locust plagues on child development in Africa and Asia and the effectiveness of fishery management laws in the United States. Originally from Michigan, Miriam received her BA in quantitative economics with a minor in environmental studies at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Since then, she has authored work on methods of improving conservation program cost estimates using machine learning and big data.

“I joined EPIC to be surrounded by a group of curious young researchers who care about the changing environment. Eyal’s research agenda aligns closely with the topics I hope to study in graduate school, including the valuation of ecosystem services. Understanding how to take an idea from question to answer using state-of-the-art tools is preparing me to contribute to a fuller understanding of the complex interactions between ecosystem and economy.”