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, and educational responses to economic conditions. My project looking at educational choices in the wake of the Great Recession was awarded a Spencer Foundation Grant.

I am Lecturer of Economics at Dartmouth College. Previously, I was a visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Williams College. Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher with the Irvine Network on Interventions in Development in the School of Education at UC Irvine and also an instructor in Economics at UCLA. 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 have taught introductory economics courses in macro, micro, and general economics, as well as intermediate microeconomics, undergraduate labor economics, health economics, the economics of education, econometrics, taxation and social programs, and topics in public economics. I have experience advising undergraduate students on their own research and including them in my research.