Chad Zanocco is a current graduate student at Oregon State University and is a PhD candidate in the School of Public Policy. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and master's degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from University of California at Davis. He also has a graduate certificate in GIScience from Oregon State University.
Prior to returning to graduate school, Chad served as an Americorps volunteer in northern California where he administered a small-business scholarship program for Arcata Economic Development Corporation. He has worked on multiple alternative future scenario modeling projects, and currently studies, as part of his dissertation, how landscape visualizations are used to understand and communicate information. He is particularly interested in exploring how spatial data can be incorporated in public opinion research, and how this can be visualized at landscape-scale for communication purposes.