People

Anya Samek is the Director of the BEE lab. She is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. You can read more about Anya here.

Project Staff

Kristin Troutman is the Project Manager for BEE lab at the University of Chicago managing the CHECC project.

Shreemayi Samujjwala is the Project Manager and Research Professional for BEE lab at USC. She completed her undergraduate degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College in India in 2019. She graduated from Yale University's International and Development Economics Masters Programme in 2020.

Adeline Sutton is a Research Specialist for BEE Lab at University of Chicago, working primarily on the CHECC project. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology from Cornell University in May 2021. In her free time she enjoys sailing and doing sudoku puzzles.

Laura Pape the head undergraduate research assistant at BEE lab. She is majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Spanish and plans to graduate from UChicago in 2022. Outside of the lab, Laura enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with kids (and adults).

University of Chicago Research Assistants

Meredith Birdsong is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Chicago, where she studies Economics and Public Policy. She expects to graduate in 2023. In her free time, she loves trying new coffee shops, thrifting, and running.

Liana Massey is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Chicago. She is currently studying Comparative Human Development and Gender and Sexuality Studies, and expects to graduate in 2022. In her free time, she drinks boba and knits.

Peter Jasperse is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Chicago. He is currently studying Economics and expects to graduate in 2022. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and trying new foods.

Leon Tan is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Chicago. He is currently studying Economics and Statistics, and expects to graduate in 2024. In his free time, he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee.

Keanne Chang is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Chicago. She is currently studying Economics and Comparative Human Development and is planning to graduate in 2023. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and reading.

Emily Simon is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Chicago, where she studies Economics and Comparative Human Development. She expects to graduate in 2023. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Chicago and spending time outdoors.

University of Southern California Research Assistants

Adam Dessouky is an undergraduate research assistant majoring in Economics and minoring in Applied Analytics and Business Finance. He expects to graduate in 2022, and enjoys reading and biking in his free time.

Kayaneh Naufal is an undergraduate research at the University of Southern California where she is majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematical Finance and Computer Science. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and doing crossword puzzles. She expects to graduate in 2023.

Pauline Roth is an undergraduate research assistant. She is currently studying Economics and expects to graduate in 2022. In her free time, you can find Pauline reading a book on the beach.

Sasha Gilbertson is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Southern California where she is majoring in Psychology. She expects to graduate in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and drawing.

Valentina Dangond is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Southern California where she is double majoring in International Relations and Political Economy. In her free time, she likes to read and travel. She expects to graduate in 2022.

Valeria Cacho-Sousa is an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Southern California, where she is majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Performance Science. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, cooking and traveling. She expects to graduate in 2022.