Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University
2022 – Present Assistant Professor of Economics
Stern School of Business, New York University
2019 – 2022 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Management and Organizations
Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Washington D.C.
2021 American Economic Association Summer Fellow
Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, The New School
Ph.D., Public and Urban Policy, 2020
Dissertation Title: “Black Entrepreneurship and the Business Cycle: Firm entry and outcomes during economic downturn”
Committee: Darrick Hamilton (Chair), Rachel Metzer (Co-Chair), Barbara Robles, and Timothy Bates
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
Thesis Title: “Minority Entrepreneurship and Affirmative Action”
Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University
B.S., in Economics, 2004
Summa cum laude, Honors College
Racial inequality and public policy in entrepreneurship, employment, technology, and innovation.
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