Staff Writer

It might not be overtly obvious as to what would bring a doctorate-holding, Senior Lecturer in Politics, and co-inventor of the Institute of Cornish Studies with the University of Exeter to find her way to Grass Valley, but Dr. Joanie Willett visited Nevada County in an effort to expand her knowledge of economics in rural communities.

Jennifer Nobles is a staff writer for The Union. She can be reached at or by calling 530-477-4232.