Parker Trostle in 2009 from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University with degrees in economics and French. He worked for six years in economics consulting, where he assisted PhD economists to analyze large, complex datasets produced in litigation. This analysis supported expert testimony in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, mortgage finance, and commodity electronics. He is now a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Statistics department with a research focus on Bayesian spatiotemporal methods. He joined the Machado lab as a research assistant to help parametrically model the spread of PEDV among swine farms.
Graduate Student (5-year)
jptrostl (at) ncsu.edu