Ken Bao is a fourth-year student in the Economics PhD program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is interested in Environmental and Resource Economics, and his current work focuses on the regulation of non-point source pollution using group-based policies. He also is exploring the effects that environmental policies have on innovation in green technologies. When not busy doing research, he ventures outdoors, enjoying hiking nearby trails, taking sunset beach walks with his dog, or playing basketball. He considers himself a big foodie and enjoys cooking.