I received my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2014. My research fields are Labor Economics and the Economics of Education. I focus on the returns to cognitive and noncognitive skills in various labor market contexts, gender in the workplace and educational responses to economic conditions.

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher with the Irvine Network on Interventions in Development in the School of Education at UC Irvine. Prior to joining INID in 2015, I spent a year as a National Poverty Fellow, working with the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty and the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation under the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

I have taught introductory economics courses in macro, micro and general economics.