Hello, and welcome to my site.
You can find my old blog, Unofficial Economist, which I wrote when I was an ~unofficial~ and aspiring economist, on here. The rest is very TBD at the moment though!
I was a pre-doctoral fellow with Professors Paul Niehaus and Karthik Muralidharan at UCSD for one year, splitting my time between data analysis for the JPAL’s Payments and Governance Research Program and helping Prof. Muralidharan write a book on improving service delivery in India. I previously worked in Nairobi, Kenya with the non-profit IDinsight to generate rigorous evidence for decision-making by development leaders on the continent.
I fell in love with research while writing my economic thesis on democracy and health in sub-Saharan Africa. My work at IDinsight sparked further questions I’d wanted to investigate at a more sophisticated level, with my own research.
I planned on starting a PhD in economics in fall 2021. However, after a year working with the incredible team at UCSD, I realized research wasn’t a good fit for me. So now I’m tutoring! And transitioning to a maybe career in teaching.
My hometown is Carrboro, North Carolina – a little hippy town attached to Chapel Hill. I was born in Toronto, Canada (dual citizen!), went to college in Vermont, studied abroad in Delhi, interned in Rwanda, and have worked in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Liberia, India, and San Diego, CA.