Dr. Harrington holds a doctorate in Economics and an MS in Fisheries from Auburn University and is the director of the Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis (CEFA) at Florida State University. She has an extensive background in economic, econometric/statistical analysis, and natural resources. Her current research interests focus on energy, environmental, aerospace, high tech, economic development, and education economics. She is a steering committee member of the Florida Climate Institute (FCI), a multi-university institute, including the University of Florida (UF), Florida State University (FSU), and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She is also a steering committee member of the FSU Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability within the Florida Energy Systems Consortium of Florida universities, with a focus on energy economy and policy. She had served as director of the Innovation and Economic Opportunities Office within the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-propulsion Center of Excellence (FCAAP). Dr. Harrington also works with econometric/statistical and input-output modeling software (REMI and IMPLAN), among others.