AEASP 2023 Scholar Kevin Bloodworth

Kevin Bloodworth II

Kevin Bloodworth is a graduating senior at the College of William and Mary, where he is studying economics. After completing the AEA Summer Training Program, he will begin working as a Research Associate at the Federal Reserve in St. Louis. His research interests include trade, economic history, and political economics. Kevin completed an honors thesis examining how foreign investment affected deforestation in Southeast Asia, using satellite imagery and statistical analysis to assess the impact on forest cover and local communities. This experience strengthened his interest in environmental economics and its intersections with trade and development. Kevin has been strongly influenced by the minority economics faculty at William and Mary, which has motivated him to pursue a Ph.D. in the future. In his free time, Kevin enjoys practicing jazz guitar and volunteering with Prince William County Mutual Aid.