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I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2014. My research fields are Labor Economics and the Economics of Education. My research focuses on human capital, including the returns to skills in the labor market and understanding how decisions and shocks impact human capital development. Topics include cognitive and non-cognitive 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 in the Department of Health and Human Services. I am on the 2016-2017 job market and plan to attend both APPAM and AEA.

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