Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Christian Suarez

Research Interests

I am a current PhD student at CU Boulder in the Environmental Studies Department. Originally from Miami, FL, I received my Bachelor’s in both Economics and Sport Management at the University of Florida, then went on to receive my Master’s in Economics from Vanderbilt University. Throughout my time at both universities I held various positions ranging from interning with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, Switzerland, to working on the video staff for each school’s college football team. Following my Master’s I moved back to Miami and worked in the private equity space, most recently for a non-profit angel investment group. My research interests include, but are not limited to, political polarization of environmental policy, sustainable public land management and the intersectionality of environmental and economic impact of public land use.
I currently live in Denver with my wife Emily, a resident physician at CU Anschutz, as well as our two miniature schnauzers. In my free time I love to travel, hike, read, play sports, listen to podcasts, play with my dogs, and watch my favorite sports teams.

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Jun 1, 2024


May 31, 2029

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