I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis. I am an applied microeconomist and my fields of specialization are development economics, applied econometrics, and behavioral economics with frequent forays into health and labor economics. My current research focuses on the bi-directional relationship between income and mental health and the impact it can have on poverty dynamics by prolonging poverty spells, worsening the impact of shocks, and lowering resilience. I am currently on the job market (Fall, 2018) and will be attending the ASSA 2019 meetings in Atlanta.

Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, I attained a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2010 after which I was a researcher in the Labor and Social Protection Unit at the World Bank.

I am also currently an editor for the development economics blog Economics that really matters.