Eric LaRose

Data Science Fellow

Hometown: Rochester, Michigan

Eric started working for RCAP as a data science fellow in May 2020. As a fellow, Eric assists RCAP’s research team in helping better understand the environmental and economic needs of rural communities. In addition to working part-time for RCAP, Eric is also pursuing a Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy at Georgetown University and expects to graduate in May 2021. Prior to attending graduate school, he worked for two years as a Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he helped economists with research on monetary policy, urban economics, and economic development.


His primary policy interests are in the fields of regional economic development and spatial inequality.