Terin Mayer is an incoming PhD student and emerging political economist at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where his research focuses on the intersection of local government, water and land resources, and climate change. From May 2017 to 2018 he was the project manager for the Climate Impact Lab’s efforts to update the social cost of carbon, concurrently earning his Masters in Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley. Before graduate school, he worked with progressive community-based nonprofits and labor unions in Minnesota to build organizational strength and leverage grassroots engagement into winning issue and electoral campaigns. Terin received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from Carleton College. He spent ten years of his childhood in Bolivia, Spain, and Chile with his sister and parents, an elementary school educator and a US Air Force officer.