Research Assistants

Karen C Hernandez

Amanda-Kabisch-HerzogSenior Research Assistant

E-mail Address: khernandez61@csuchico.edu

Karen is a senior at California State University, Chico currently studying for her bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography with a minor in Environmental Studies and is working on her certificate in Land Use and Environmental Planning.  Before transferring to Chico State, Karen received her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts with a Science, Math and Engineering emphasis from De Anza College.  She began working for the Center for Economic Development (CED) in August of 2017, where spends her time working on various projects, making survey calls, and editing our website.  In her free time, Karen enjoys the outdoors, reading, spending time with family, and playing with her dog.  

Amanda Kabisch-Herzog

Amanda-Kabisch-HerzogSenior Research Assistant

E-mail Address: akabisch-herzog@csuchico.edu

Amanda is a senior at California State University, Chico currently studying for her bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Applied Statistics and is working towards her certificate in GIS. 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, managing our social medias and editing our website. 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.

Patrick McLaughlin

Research Assistant

E-mail Address: pmclaughlin3@csuchico.edu

Patrick McLaughlin is a senior at California State University, Chico currently studying for his bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is from Morgan Hill, California, located outside San Jose and is the southern tip of the Silicon Valley. He began working for the Center of Economic Development (CED) in September of 2018, where he looks forward to all the projects he will have the opportunity to work on. In his free time, Patrick enjoy working on his car, dirt biking, and spending time with family and friends.

Cassie Miguel

Amanda-Kabisch-HerzogResearch Assistant

E-mail Address: cmiguel4@csuchico.edu

Cassie is a senior at California State University, Chico working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business with an Animal Science minor. She is originally from Davis, California, and gained an interest in agriculture when she joined her high school FFA chapter. Cassie started working for the Center for Economic Development (CED) in May 2018, and is excited to be gaining the skillset needed for her career. In her free time, Cassie enjoys reading, listening to music, and being with friends, family and animals.

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.edu

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 got 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.

Will Uradzionek

Will-UradzionekSenior Research Assistant

E-mail Address: wuradzionek@csuchico.edu

Will graduated in May 2017 with a B.A. degree in Economics from California State University, Chico. Will is continuing to pursue 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 in February 2017, and expects that his time at the CED will continue to provide him with valuable experience, strengthening his knowledge of economics, data analysis and marketing outreach 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.