Research Assistants

Wyatt Calderia

Wyatt-CaldeiraResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch2@csuchico.edu

Wyatt is a junior at California State University, Chico currently studying for his bachelor’s degree in Human Geography and Planning with intent to obtain a certificate in GIS. He is from Grass Valley, California which is located in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This is where he obtained his transfer degree in geography from Sierra College NCC. He began working for the CED in March 2017, and is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of GIS by using it with his work at the CED. In his free time, Wyatt likes to hike, see movies, play basketball and be lazy at home.

Parker Graham

Charity-ZimmermanResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch3@csuchico.edu

Parker is a junior at California State University, Chico pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human Geography and Planning. He grew up in Oroville, California, and attended Butte Community College where he obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Science. Parker became part of the Center for Economic Development’s (CED) research team in March 2017, and has since participated in various mapping and research projects. He looks forward to contributing to future CED projects and gaining valuable skills. During his free time he enjoys riding his bicycle, hiking in Upper Park, jogging, and reading.

Amanda Kabisch-Herzog

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: 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 spends her time working on various projects including data research, the CED monthly newsletter, marketing and managing our social medias. She hopes to expand her economic knowledge and experience through the projects she works on. In her free time, Amanda enjoys drawing, swimming, reading and playing chess.

Mizan Shaikh

Charity-ZimmermanResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch15@csuchico.edu

Mizan is a junior at California State University, Chico working toward his bachelor’s degree in Economics. Before transferring to Chico State in the fall of 2016, Mizan began his undergraduate studies at Shasta Community College. He began working for the Center for Economic Development (CED) in March 2017, and is looking forward to all of the projects he will soon be involved in. In his free time, Mizan enjoys playing tennis, video games, and spending time with friends and family.

Will Uradzionek

Will-UradzionekResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch9@csuchico.edu

Will graduated in May 2017 with a B.A. degree in Environmental and International Economics from California State University, Chico. Will is continuing to persue his Master’s degree at Chico State in Public Administration. Will is a Chico local, graduating from Pleasant Valley High School. He Joined the Center for Economic Development (CED) in February 2017, and expects that his time at CED will continue to provide him with valuable experience, strengthening his knowledge of economics and data analysis through the various projects that he will be working on. In his free time, Will enjoys hiking upper-park, golfing, and working on his car. 

Jordon Vernau

Jordan-VernauResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch17@csuchico.edu

Jordon is a senior at California State University, Chico currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and minoring in Sustainable Management. He grew up in Chico, California where he attended Butte Community College and obtained an Associate degree in Business Administration. In June 2017, Jordon joined the Center for Economic Development’s (CED) event coordination team and is currently assisting in planning the 2018 Northstate Economic Forecast Conference. He is looking forward to furthering his knowledge of Project Management while working at the CED. In his free time he likes to hike, swim and play with his dog.

Ana Zepeda

Ana-ZepedaResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: cedresearch7@csuchico.edu

Ana is a senior at California State University, Chico majoring in Agricultural Business and Latin American Studies.  She was born and raised in Chico. Ana studied abroad in Brazil in 2016, where she took classes on economic development and natural resource management. She joined the Center for Economic Development in February of 2017. She looks forward to working on and learning from future CED projects.  Outside of work Ana enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.

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.