Trent is a Research Associate at the Economics Center in Cincinnati, OH. He performs economic analytics including economic impact analysis, regression analysis, shift-share, location quotient, cost-benefit analysis, input-output analysis with social accounting and cohort-component population extrapolation. He also provides social science research including data organization, data analysis, coding and surveying. Trent performs socioeconomic modeling using public and private data sets.
Trent is also the Project Manager and Creator of Mapsources, which he started in 2014. He created a project to map regional resources for homeless persons and low-income residents in the Greater Cincinnati area. He developed a web-application with routing, database query, geospatial query and curated crowd sourced data aggregation.
Prior to his work as a research and tech guru, Trent served in the Peace Corps in Safotu, Savai’l, Samoa. Trent taught English and Science, coordinated a traveling health screening seminar, arranged first aid conferences and started a computer center with donated computers. He provided education to the Samoan farmers that directly contributed to increasing their yield by an average of $700 within the first six months.
Trent has a Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.
Trent and his cat, Blue, live in Cincinnati, Ohio.