Assistant Professor

Lewis & Clark College

I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. I received my PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where I studied international economic development. My current work focuses on the microeconomics of poverty alleviation: health, education and women’s empowerment. I use experimental methods and econometric analysis to address policy-relevant research questions. My research has been published in top development economics journals including World Development, Agricultural Economics and Journal of Development Studies. I have conducted extensive fieldwork in East Africa, including collaborating with district health officials to design and implement a randomized control trial in the Simiyu region of Tanzania. My work has been funded by the European Union, Gates Foundation, International Livestock Research Institute, and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

During graduate school, I worked in data infrastructure on the IPUMS-International project. Prior to graduate school, I worked in policy research at the RAND Corporation and majored in mathematics (and hiking in the Maine woods) at Colby College.