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Alyson Lewis

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  • Entered Program: 2012
  • Primary Track: Social Science and Coastal Policy
  • Adviser: Dr. Craig Landry
  • Hometown: Burke, Virginia
  • Education:  
    • BS Business Administration; Concentration in Economics, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2010
    • MS Applied and Resource Economics, East Carolina University, 2012
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  • Research Interests: Economics of coastal beach systems and the management of coastal shoreline erosion
I was born and raised in Burke, Virginia, a suburb located just outside of Washington, D.C. In 2010, I graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I also spent over two years living in both Sydney and Brisbane, Australia as an exchange student and wandering traveler. I received my M.S. in Applied and Resource Economics from East Carolina University in 2012. As a CRM Ph.D. student, my goal is to weave my economics background into efficiently managing coastal resources. Currently, I am studying the welfare of ecosystem services of coastal beach systems and the management of coastal shoreline erosion. In my free time I enjoy long distance running, painting, exploring new places, and playing with my dog, Chuck.