Research Assistants

Amanda Kabisch-Herzog

Research Assistant

cedresearch18@csuchico.edu

Amanda is a sophomore at California State University, Chico currently studying for her bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Applied Statistics. She is from Fairfield, California, which is located in the North Bay. She began working for the Center for Economic Development (CED) in November of 2016, and is looking forward to expanding her economic knowledge and experience through the projects she works on. In her free time, Amanda enjoys drawing, swimming, reading and playing chess.

Tiffany Lightle

Tiffany-LightleResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch5@csuchico.edu

Tiffany Lightle is a senior at California State University Chico working towards her B.A in Environmental Economics with a minor in Geography.  Before transferring to Chico in the spring of 2014, Tiffany began her undergraduate studies at Shasta Community College.  She began working for the Center for Economic Development (CED) in September 2015.  Tiffany assists with various projects by collecting and analyzing data, working on the Map of the Month for the CED newsletter, and assisting in the creation of various maps- both physical as well as online interactive.  With her time spent working at the CED, Tiffany hopes to continue to strengthen her knowledge and ability in both economics and GIS.  In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book, watching sports, doing yoga, and playing video games. 

Tania Nieto

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch16@csuchico.edu

Tania is currently a senior at California State University, Chico working towards a bachelor's degree in environmental economics. She is from Willits CA, a small rural town near the coast of Fort Bragg. Tania Began working for the Center for Economic Development in November 2016, and as the newest member to our team we look forward to all the projects she will soon be involved in. Outside of work, Tania enjoys yoga on the beach, rock-climbing, music festivals, and Sudoku puzzles. 

Evan Roberts

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch17@csuchico.edu

Evan is a junior at California State University Chico working towards his B.A. in Financial Economics with a minor in International Relations. He graduated El Dorado High school in 2014 and immediately enrolled in CSU Chico for the Fall Semester of 2014. Evan began working for the Center for ​Economic Development (CED) in November of 2016 and has since begun working on a variety of projects. These projects, while encompassing a broad spectrum, primarily focus on analytical examination and employ techniques to help foster economic growth. In his free time, Evan enjoys rock climbing, traveling, photography, skiing and spending time with friends and family. 

Charity Zimmerman

Charity-ZimmermanSenior Research Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch6@csuchico.edu

Charity Zimmerman is a junior at California State University Chico, working towards her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Applied Statistics. She is from Tehachapi, CA, a small mountain town near the Mojave Desert. She joined the Center for Economic Development (CED) in September of 2015, and hopes to continue to gain valuable knowledge about economic development strategies and website management during her time at the CED. She will be studying abroad in Friedrichshafen, Germany next spring in order to gain a better global economic perspective. In her free time, Charity enjoys reading, swimming, hiking at Bidwell Park, and spending time with her friends and family.