I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I will be available for interviews at the ASSA in Chicago this January 2017.

My main area of research is development economics, specifically, trying to to understand constraints to small/micro-entrepreneurial expansion and agricultural technology adoption with a focus on behavioral interventions. I have additional work on microfinance, child nutrition, and youth education. My geographical area of expertise is East Africa/Horn of Africa.  

My teaching interests are in any field involving empirical microeconomics - development, econometrics, microeconomics, behavioral/experimental economics, impact evaluations, and public policy.