Lucy Lu has been a Research Analyst at Greater Sacramento in the research department for more than a year at the organization. At Greater Sacramento, Lucy specializes in market and cluster analysis, specifically in the Food and Agriculture industry in California. She creates market development strategies, which have resulted in actionable industry targets for the organization. In addition, Lucy is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and supports Greater Sacramento’s Foreign Direct Investment in China. Lucy has experience hosting and communicating with Chinese executives and companies.
Prior to Greater Sacramento, Lucy worked at South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in Southern California and at Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD), where she was exposed to the environmental and clean energy industries.
Lucy recently graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Master’s of Science in Agriculture and Resource Economics. She also received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Managerial Economics with an emphasis in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from UC Davis in 2017. Her university research work has involved conducting a Californian wine grape virus economic analysis for The Wonderful Company and writing an honor’s thesis on Evaluating Parking Demand and Elasticity at UC Davis, which have given her great knowledge of economic theory and data modelling.
In her free time, Lucy loves to go out in nature, take photos and play her guitar.