John M. Halstead is a professor of environmental and resource economics in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. He has been at the University of New Hampshire for twenty-nine years. Professor Halstead specializes in environmental, regional, and agricultural economics. He became involved with Lily’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) project when she was looking for a chance to build her research experience after working on his USDA grant-funded project. Professor Halstead says that Lily is “exceptionally bright and fun to work with” and looks forward to working more with her during her senior year at UNH. Professor Halstead has mentored several undergraduate McNair fellows and others for their senior thesis work. Lily is the first Inquiry author he has mentored.