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I am a second year PhD candidate in the Sustainable Development program at Columbia University in the City of New York. My interests are broadly in sustainability, which I think of as meeting the needs of today while being able to meet the needs of tomorrow. I am especially interested in environmental economics, international relations, conflict, and dual-use technologies.

My program trains me as an economist with additional training in the natural sciences. I am interested in effective altruism, and I am a Global Priorities Fellow at the Forethought Foundation in Oxford.

Before starting my PhD, I worked as a consultant for five years. I primarily advised CEOs and management of large companies.

You can reach me at rdb2148 (at) columbia.edu