I have been teaching Economics at Saddleback College since Fall 2007. Prior to joining Saddleback College, I worked as a Senior Research Assistant for the Office of Economic Research at CSULB compiling data for annual Economic Forecast for Southern California and its Counties. I have also worked with the Port of Long Beach to analyze the economic impact of port activities on downtown Long Beach and usage of the port by Long Beach firms. While working on my Master's degree, I assisted Dr. Lisa Grobar of CSULB by analyzing data for a paper published in the Journal of Growth and Change titled "The Economic Status of Port Cities: Evidence and Policy Issues".
- M.A., Economics, California State University, Long Beach, 2007
- B.A., Business Economics, California State University, Long Beach, 2005
Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Learning Materials
Professor Pakula's courses utilize zero textbook cost learning materials. This means that the textbooks used are free to students.