Department of Economics

Joseph Kearns

  • Graduated: 2017
  • Field: Finance

Joseph Kearns, who graduated with a BA and Honors in Economics in 2017, is a claims professional with  Berkshire Hathaway in San Francisco, California.  Before enrolling at Chico State Joseph earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Humanities at  Santa Rosa Junior College in 2014.  He partially supported himself working as a maintenance technician at McLeas Tire and Automotive Centers in Cotati, California from 2010 to 2012 and as an automotive technician at  Firestone Complete Auto Care  in Santa Rosa from 2012 to 2014. 

Joseph studied economics at Butte College 2014-2015, and worked as a retail sales associate for  AutoZone in Chico.   He enrolled at Chico State in the spring of 2016. During the summer of 2016 Joseph again worked as an automotive technician for  Firestone Complete Auto Care in Santa Rosa.  When he returned to Chico State in the Fall of 2016, Joseph worked as a grader in the  Economics Department. In the spring of 2017 he worked as a tutor in the Economics Department.  Joseph has been working for Berkshire Hathaway since July 2017.  In May 2017 Joseph spoke on "Estimating the Recreational Value of Lake Davis: An Application of the Travel Cost Method" at the Honors Presentation. (Last Updated 9/22/17)