I am a lecturer (assistant professor) in the economics department at the University of Melbourne and a research fellow at the Life Course Centre. After completing my BA in economics and mathematics from Barnard College in 2007, I spent one year as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago in 2013. My research is in the field of development economics and focuses on the role of health, particularly psychological health, in the poverty cycle.