Adam is a postdoctoral scholar with expertise in natural resource economics, environmental policy analysis, and discrete choice modeling applications. He is currently working with Alan Haynie at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, modeling fleet dynamics as part of the Alaska and Gulf of Alaska Integrated Modeling Projects. He received his Ph.D. in public policy in December 2019 from the University of Washington under the supervision of David Layton, where he studied trading behavior in the Alaska halibut and sablefish IFQ fisheries. Before joining SAFS, Adam worked as a postdoc with Sunny Jardine at the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs to study harmful algal bloom closures in the California Dungeness Crab fishery and recreational fish stocking in Wisconsin. Adam grew up in Colorado and earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado and a M.S. in applied economics from Colorado School of Mines.