I am an associate professor of Economics at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. I was hired in the fall of 2009 and am in my seventh 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 graduated with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Mathematics and Business and went on to graduate school at the University of Oregon.