Quinn McColly, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant & Crutchfield Fellow
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HRI 310
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Project Title
Water Markets: Prices, Options, and Frameworks
Expected Graduation Year
M.S. Environmental Science, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (2017)
B.G.S., Columbia College (2014)

Mr. Quinn McColly is a PhD candidate and Graduate Research Assistant who comes to the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M—Corpus Christi after a long stint in the world of finance. He worked as a floor trader on the Chicago Stock Exchange for a decade before moving laterally into an advisory position. He works with Dr. Yoskowitz in the Socio-Economics Group where he combines his professional and academic experience to evaluate the role that market mechanisms can play in restorative and conservation efforts. He earned his master’s degree at TAMU-CC in Environmental Science after defending his thesis, “Evaluating the Interest of Voluntary Buyers in an Ecosystem Services Exchange.” During his undergraduate work at Indiana University and Columbia College, he studied liberal arts with concentrations in Environmental Studies, History, and Philosophy. He plans to continue to explore creative conservation finance strategies in his doctoral work, and is motivated by his desire to brighten the future for the children of today, and tomorrow.