I am an assistant professor at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. I was hired in the fall of 2009 and am in my fifth year. I am thankful for the opportunity to return to Washington where I've spent most of my life. I am originally from Gig Harbor, WA where I graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 1999. From there I attended Pacific Lutheran University where I graduate Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Mathematics and Business. I briefly worked with Russell Mellon Analytical Services prior to attending graduate school at University of Oregon.
Throughout graduate school I focused on applied macroeconomics with a focus on international capital mobility and current account dynamics. My dissertation entitled, "Testing the Saving and Investment Relationship to Understand Capital Mobility and Current Account Dynamics," was successfully defended on November 11th, 2008. Currently my research interests have shifted slightly into understanding the differences in regional unemployment rates, domestic savings on economic growth; the relationship between saving rates, population aging, and economic growth; and current account stability.