As an agricultural economist, Jablonski studies rural and regional development, with an emphasis on identifying strategies to support entrepreneurship, improve agribusiness performance and enhance regional food systems.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Jablonski concentrated on the effects on small food producers’ local distribution systems, providing input to the federal stimulus bill of 2020 and helping develop the Colorado Blueprint of Food and Agriculture.
Jablonski’s work is highly interdisciplinary, and she holds positions in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Extension and Engagement, and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, as well as the Reginal Economic Development Institute and the Rural Policy Research Institute.
Jablonski has been recognized with the Young Professional Award by the Western Agricultural Economics Association and the Abraham Lincoln Honor Award (formerly the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s Honor Award) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Jablonski earned her bachelor’s and Ph.D. from Cornell University, and her master’s at the University of London.