Department of Economics

Brett Garcia

  • Graduated: 2011
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant

Brett Garcia(opens in new window), who graduated with a BA in Economics in 2011, is an economist and data scientist at  Positive Competition(opens in new window) in Brussels, Belgium. After graduation from Chico State Brett worked at  Montage Hotels and Resorts  in Park City, Utah as their group sales coordinator for almost 3 years. During 2015 he was an economic analyst for  Emperitas Services Group.    

Brett enrolled at the University of Utah where he earned his MS in Economics and accepted a job as an analyst for the  National Football League in Los Angeles, California in 2016.  While working on his masters Brett was the NCAA student-athlete tutor and during the first half of 2016 Brett was a research associate for the  Modellers.    

In 2016 Brett left his job with the National Football League to enroll in the doctoral program at the  University of Oregon(opens in new window). He worked as a graduate teaching fellow from 2016 until 2021. After finishing his PhD at Oregon, Brett accepted a position with Positive Competition where he currently works.    

“I enjoyed my time at Chico and attribute my success to low student-teacher ratios and high quality instructors such as Hasan MacNeil,” Brett stated in a recent email. (Last Updated 1/2/22)

Portrait of Brett Garcia