Research mentorship for undergraduates

In line with the educational objectives of William & Mary, I mentor undergraduate students in research activities. I work with students interested in Ph.D. programs, economics consulting, public policy, or data science jobs. I also supervise thesis and independent study projects.

I also provide mentorship on job applications, interviews, coding skills, and guidance on their graduate school applications.

The jobs or internships in underline are those cases where I mentored the student during their job search/graduate school applications.


  • Kevin Bloodworth (main co-supervisor, 2023). Joint with Professor Ariel BenYishay. Summer intern (current) at the FED St Louis, former summer intern at the Council of Foreign Relations.

  • Georgiana Reece (main supervisor, 2022). "The Boys Are Back in School: Increased Chinese Import Exposure’s Effect on Community College Enrollments". Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

  • Leah Damelin (main supervisor, 2022). Thesis: "Empirical Evaluation of the Impact of Export Subsidies". First job: Cornerstone, Research Analyst.

  • Zoe Connell (external member, History Department, 2021). Thesis: "A Voice from the Convent: Arcangela Tarabotti in Tridentine Venice".

Independent Study

  • Aidan O'Connell (Urban Economics & Development, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, William & Mary). "Public Spaces and Crime in a Developing Nation Context". First job: Penn Wharton Budget Model, Pre-doc.

  • Stephen Robards (honors project, University of Michigan, Spring 2016)

Research assistants (current)

  • Lauryn Walker (senior). Joint supervision with Camilo Acosta-Mejia (EAFIT). Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. Winner of the Garret Fund summer fellowship.

  • Justin Márquez-Talavera (senior). Spring 2022 and Summer 2022. Joint supervision with Divya Singh (Amazon).

  • Maia Tindall (sophomore). Joint supervision with Camilo Acosta-Mejia (EAFIT). Spring 2022.

Outcomes of mentoring/RAs

  • Jason Kline (William & Mary). Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William & Mary, M. Sc. in Business Analytics (with scholarship).

  • Naomi Ducharme (William & Mary). First job: IBI Global Insights (development consulting firm), Project Associate

  • Aidan O'Connell (William & Mary). First job: Penn Wharton Budget Model, Pre-doc.

  • Eli Rothleder (William & Mary). First job: Charles River Associates.

  • Lara Maluf-Mas (William & Mary). George Washington University, M.A. in International Economics (with scholarship).

  • Yiwen Sun. Summer and Fall 2021. Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Cornell University, M.Eng. in Operations Research and Information Engineering

  • Jordan Hewitt. (Michigan). First job: Department of Treasury (Australia), Junior Economist.

  • Jack Pedlow (Michigan). First internship: Lansing Economic Area Partnership.