Jennifer Raynor

Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Raynor is an assistant professor of natural resource economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before entering academia, she earned nearly a decade of experience conducting policy-relevant economic research for the U.S. federal government. Most recently, she was a research economist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, the agency responsible for stewardship of ocean resources and habitats in the U.S..

Jennifer’s research focuses on improving the efficiency and sustainability of fisheries management, primarily using methods from economics, data science and remote sensing. She strives to inform the legislative decision-making process and works closely with state and federal resource managers to design and evaluate conservation policies. Her research has appeared in top science journals including Science and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It has also been featured in major national and international news outlets, such as The Atlantic, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Economist, National Geographic, Scientific American and Smithsonian Magazine.

Jennifer holds a doctorate’s degree in agricultural and applied economics and a master’s in environment and resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s in economics from LeMoyne College.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys backpacking, fly fishing, sailing and snowboarding.

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