I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis. My fields of specialization are development economics, applied econometrics, and behavioral economics. My current research focuses on the bi-directional relationship between poverty and mental health and how it affects poverty dynamics and play a role in prolonging poverty spells and lowering resilience. I will be on the job market Fall 2018.

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.