Ryker was a graduate student working towards a Masters of Science degree in Economics, and he expected to graduate in Spring 2024. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics in Spring 2022.
He joined the CGO in Fall 2021, and his research centered around environmental topics. He joined the CGO with the aim of expanding his understanding of economics and its application to real-world issues. His research focused on studying the NEPA Database and the dynamics of the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
After completing his degree, Ryker planned to pursue a career as an economist, utilizing his expertise to contribute to the field.
About Student Research Fellowships
Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.
During their fellowships, graduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.