Research Assistants

Jessica Beckley

Research Assistant II

E-mail Address: jbeckley@csuchico.edu

Jessica graduated with her Bachelor's of Arts, from California State University, Chico in May of 2019. She is a Northern California native and is the first in her family to graduate from college. She began working for the Center for Economic Development (CED) in January of 2019, where she spends her time leading the junior staff in the conduction of first hand public research and practicing ethical research methods. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending her time outside kayaking and running, enjoying quality time with friends and family, and reading. 

Eduardo T. Carvalho

Eduardo-CarvalhoResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: ecarvalho1@csuchico.edu

Eduardo is currently an MBA student at Chico State. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with double emphasis in Finance and Project Management in 2017. Eduardo is originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, playing sports, going to the gym, nature and hiking.

Melissa Kovacs

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: mkkovacs@csuchico.edu

Melissa is a senior at California State University, Chico currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Most of her life has been spent as a Chico local, with minor life detours of living in both Uganda and Israel. Melissa began working at the Center for Economic Development in January 2019 and spends most of her time making survey calls on various CED projects. When she has free time, Melissa enjoys pottery, learning Arabic, drinking tea, and exploring Bidwell Park.

Reilly Lombardi-Hackett

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: rmlombardi-hackett@csuchico.edu

Reilly is a senior at CSU Chico working towards a B.A. in Economics. She transferred to Chico after completing her associate’s degree in Economics at Cabrillo College in 2018. She began working at the CED in May of 2019 and enjoys the variety of projects she has had the opportunity to work on with the CED team. Reilly enjoys spending her free time with friends, exploring outdoors, reading, and travelling whenever she gets the chance.

Sean Lytle

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: slytle2@csuchico.edu

Sean is a Chico local currently working on a degree in Economics and (optimistically) attending a graduate program in the coming years. He enjoys reading and traveling. His favorite place to travel to is Iceland because he is sick of the heat in Chico.

Nicole M. Paulson

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: npaulson1@csuchico.edu

Nicole is a senior at CSU Chico working toward a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in applied statistics. She moved from Redondo Beach in 2016 to attend school at Chico State. She began working with the CED in August of 2019 during her last year of college. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming at upper Bidwell, and cooking a variety of vegan dishes.

Alyssa Stephenson

Alyssa StephensonResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: astephenson7@csuchico.com

Alyssa is a Junior at California State University, Chico working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. She is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and became interested in Business from her father who has a degree in Business Finance. Alyssa started working for the Center of Economic Development in September 2018, and is excited to learn more about economic data analysis. In her free time, Alyssa likes to play soccer, go on runs, and spend time with her family and friends.

Adam Jeffrey Weaver

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: ajweaver@csuchico.edu

Adam is currently a Junior at California State University, Chico working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Adam transferred to CSU Chico from the Santa Rosa Junior College where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.  Even though Adam grew up in the small town of Sebastopol, California, he is a life-long Green Bay Packer fan which has lead him to focus on Sports Economics. Adams hobbies include the three S’s of college: Studying, sleeping and stressing about not doing either of those. When Adam does have free time, he always can enjoy a good: movie, sports match, or some quality time with his girlfriend and family back home in Sebastopol.

Duncan M. Young

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: dmyoung@csuchico.edu

Duncan is a Sophomore Economics student minoring in Supply Chain Management at Chico State. He is originally from Livermore, California but considers Chico his home. He is a member and the treasurer of the Chico State Rowing Club, although he sustained and injury that prevents him from rowing in the Fall Semester. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends, drinking coffee and cooking various foods (breakfast foods are his favorite!)