Research Assistants

Jessica Beckley

Research Assistant

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 from Kirkwood, California, located about 30 minutes North of Chico, 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 making survey calls, and gathering data from various communities located in California. In her free time, Jessica enjoys being with family and friends, playing field hockey, reading, and kayaking.

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.

Raymond Santana

Charity-ZimmermanResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: rsantana4@csuchico.edu

Raymond is a Senior at CSUC, working towards a BA in Environmental Geography and a certificate for GIS. Hailing from Santa Ana in bustling Orange County, Raymond enjoys the small town culture of Chico. His hobbies include hiking, cooking, and board games.

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.